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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
What is chance of anaphylaxis from fludrocortisone? Terrified of new drugs. I've taken beclometasone fine, which is a corticosteroid too,
Almost zero: The risk is almost zero although it is a different kind of corticosteroid. ...Read more
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 benefits 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 more
Side effect of fludrocortisone is irregular heartbeat is this due to the drug or if it lowered potassium?
Low potassium: I have used the drug for years and never seen any irregular heart beats from it. ...Read more
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
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 more
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 more
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
More the opposite: Actually, the more common effect on cortisol is to see it lowered since the adrenal cortex tends to get shut down in the presence of chronic doses of Florinef (fludrocortisone). Remember, Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a synthetic equivalent of cortisol. You can watch cortisol levels rise as you begin to decrease to taper off Florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more
Taper down: Take 1 tab daily for 2 days, the 1/2 tab for 2 days, then 1/2 tablet every other day for 2 days, then stop. ...Read more
What could happen if you were to suddenly stop taking florinef (fludrocortisone) after taking it for 3 yrs?
Symptoms can return: There are several indications for fludrocortisone. I certainly would not stop this without consulting your physician. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with pots syndrome can I still use a vibration machine/power fit? I am also Also taking fludrocortisone
You can most likely: Use these devices and continue your routine but you need to understand that no therapy will be 100% effective for you and that it will still be possible to experience POTs symptoms. Maintain hydration and avoid prolonged standing in one place after your work out. Lay down and cool down. If it is not working for you then consider compression stockings as well. ...Read more
Can you take Florinef (fludrocortisone) 2 days on, 1 day off? 50 mg every other day isn't enough and 50 mg daily is too much?
Florinef (fludrocortisone): If you can, break your Florinef (fludrocortisone) in two and take that half dose every day. Please let me know if this is helpful. ...Read more
In my book it says fludrocortisone 0.2mg will increase plasma volume but then it will return to normal, so how does it help hypotension?
Daily use: You have to keep taking the medicine every day or the effect quickly wears off. ...Read more
Florinef (fludrocortisone) has an effect on your bodies electrolyte levels and if it gets too out of balance some serious problems can arise - one is blood pressure. Your doctor might explain more reasons, but it is definitely true that monitoring is a very important part of your best treatment.
Best! ...Read more
Masking a UTI?:
Florinef (fludrocortisone) will not mask the symptoms of a UTI and has no effect on its occurrence. For more information on Florinef (fludrocortisone) go to this link:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/drug-information/dr600669/dsection=proper-use
good luck. ...Read more