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How long would it take for fludrocortisone to suppress natural aldosterone production? And would it return to normal after years on the drug?
On beclommetasone. What is chance of been allergic to fludrocortisone, less chance since same family? Anxious about new drugs, not allergic to any
Cortisone allergy: Cortisone allergy is real but rare. It is usually an allergic contact skin reaction. The problem is diagnosing is that the cortisone effect suppresses the inflammation and your rash may not appear until 2-3 days after you stop using it. It is the structure of the molecule which causes the problem whether in the same family or not. ...Read more
Fludrocortisone was helping my POTS. It suppressed my own aldosterone, Now same dose symptoms are back and aldosterone nearly high. Drug tolerance?
NO: Go see the Dr who diagnosed and treated you. Need to be carefully evaluated and receive appropriate adjustments. ...Read more
What is chance of anaphylaxis from fludrocortisone? Terrified of new drugs. I've taken beclometasone fine, which is a corticosteroid too,
What is the chance of me having anaphylaxis to fludrocortisone? Is it higher than say Zantac (ranitidine) and other drugs or same? This terrifys me with any drug.
HIghly unlikely: I don't believe that this has been reported although anaphylaxis to solumedrol (methylprednisolone) (another form of cortisone) has been reported but the link is to the succinate ingredient and not to the cortisone molecule itself. Most of the cortisone allergy is related to contact dermatitis and not anaphylaxis. Your anxiety on this may be the cause for some of your reactions. Talk to an allergist. ...Read more
Multiple: Many drugs have the side effect of increasing blood pressure, which can be accomplished by retaining salt and excess fluid (eg, fludrocortisone and other gluocorticoid and adrenocorticoid hormones), or by stimulating the autonomic nervous system (increasing heart rate and vasoconstriction). it is rarely indicated to increase blood pressure, usually we seek the benefit of a lower blood pressure. ...Read more
Dx'd with neurocardiogenic syncope! is florinef (fludrocortisone) a safe long term drug? Should. I see an electro physiologist?
Florinef (fludrocortisone): Can be an effective long term treatment ...See how it works...If ineffective an ep might be useful. ...Read more
I put a florinef (fludrocortisone) tablet on my tongue it melted then i spat it out. Will anyone of been absorbed? So terrified of anaphylaxis to new drugs.
Had mild rash in past from penicillin after few days. Terrified of drug anaphylaxis from florinef (fludrocortisone) for my bp. Never had anaphylaxis. So hard!
No relationship.: The rash from penicillin lis likely mediated by another immune mechanism than ige-mediated anaphylaxis and thus even then the risk for anaphylaxis is small. Florinef (fludrocortisone) is totally different from penicillin so don't lose sleep over it. I presume you are taking Florinef (fludrocortisone) for low blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Side effect of fludrocortisone is irregular heartbeat is this due to the drug or if it lowered potassium?
Salt and fluid: Fludrocortisone is similar to the adrenal hormone aldosterone, and causes you to retain sodium and water from the kidney. If you have Addison's (adrenal failure), you may need some fludrocort in addition to hydrocortisone. It is also used in some settings to raise your blood pressure in people with low BP, for example from diabetic autonomic neuropathy. ...Read more
Fludrocortisone: Why did you take in the first place? Was it for hypotension , dizziness or addison's disease. For any reason your doctor is the best judge when to start or stop because he/ she has your full medical history and weigh the risk and benefit ratio. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pharmacist: Your pharmacist can answer this question best, but if the medication was not in extremely hot environment and if the tablets don't appear altered in shape and consistency, I feel no damage was done. ...Read more
Most likely: Arree w dr. Raff & dr. Bonuel. Drugs.Com interaction checker revealed no significant interactions: http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_list=1100-0, 2563-13454. There were also no interactions noted when Lorazepam was added to the mix. However, there is never a guarantee. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fludrocortisone 0.1mg helped my POTS symptoms for a year now feel bad again. Does the body get used to the dosage?
Your physiology or: diet may have changed as you age. Perhaps you are less well hydrated or eating less salt. It is not a matter of "getting used" to the medication but rather a change in your physiology. Support stockings might be of greater benefit now. Regardless, the dose you are on is the minimal dose and you may need an upward adjustment. Discuss your concerns with your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with POTS What is the best time to take fludrocortisone. Morning, noon, afternoon or night and WHY.
It won't really: make any difference as to what time you take your medication. It takes almost three weeks or more to reach a steady state with regard to the mineralocorticoid effects of the medication. The key will be to take it at a time that improves your compliance and allows you to avoid missing any doses. ...Read more
Not sure.: Looks like about $2/pill. Could be the manufacturing process, the liability overhead or profiteering. ...Read more
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