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What kind of medicine is florinef (fludrocortisone) acetate?

What kind of medicine is florinef (fludrocortisone) acetate?

Mineralcorticoid: Your adrenal glands make a class of hormone called mineralcorticoid. It helps maintain blood pressure. If your adrenals can't produce it for whatever reason, Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a pill substitute for those hormones. ...Read more

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Is fludrocortisone acetate the same as aldosterone? Any answer appreciated.

Is fludrocortisone acetate the same as aldosterone? Any answer appreciated.

FLUDROCORTISONE: No Flu is related chemically to aldo but not the same. It is used as aldo in those who do not make enough due to disease of the adrenals or having had both adrenals taken out. It can cause high BP and low K if taken in excess. I specialize in aldo problems and run a Yahoo group for pts with hyperaldosteronism. Happy to help if you need more info. ...Read more

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For an aldosterone deficiency doctors will prescribe fludrocortisone acetate; is it the same as aldosterone?

For an aldosterone deficiency doctors will prescribe fludrocortisone acetate; is it the same as aldosterone?

No: Hi. No, fludrocortisone is not chemically identical to aldosterone (although many similarities), but it selectively activates the mineralocorticoid (aldosterone) receptor, so serves the purpose of aldosterone. ...Read more

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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.

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.

The amount: Absorbed depends on the amount dissolved. But I wouldn't worry too much. Is there a reason you worry about anaphylaxis? Have you ever experienced? If you have then to what? Do you carry an epipen (epinephrine)? ...Read more

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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!

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

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Dx'd with neurocardiogenic syncope! Is florinef (fludrocortisone) a safe long term drug? Should. I see an electro physiologist?

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

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What could happen if you were to suddenly stop taking florinef (fludrocortisone) after taking it for 3 yrs?

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

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How long is the shelf (fridge) life is for florinef (fludrocortisone)?

Long: Hi. Fludrocortisone has a long shelf life (far exceeding the "expiration date" from the manufacturer). ...Read more

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Can florinef (fludrocortisone) cause tingling in the face?

Can florinef (fludrocortisone) cause tingling in the face?

Probably not: B"sd
Florinef is the only available cortico-steroid that acts at the aldosterone receptor. It is most notable for actions on the kidney to retain sodium and excrete potassium. Excess dosing can result in salt retention (hypertension) and low potassium. Under dosing would be the opposite. Tingling most often has to due with low blood calcium. Be glad to discuss details of the face in the case ...Read more

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Would alcohol work against florinef (fludrocortisone) since its a diuretic?

Would alcohol work against florinef (fludrocortisone) since its a diuretic?

Florinef (fludrocortisone): Why are you on Florinef (fludrocortisone)? Alcohol is indeed a weak diuretic but is dose dependent. There is more than one indication for the use of Florinef (fludrocortisone), including low BP, Hihg K. But long term issue is best avoided. So in summary if you are talking it for low BP, indeed avoid Alcohol. ...Read more

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A side effect on florinef (fludrocortisone) leaflet says shortness of breath. How come it can cause this?

A side effect on florinef (fludrocortisone) leaflet says shortness of breath. How come it can cause this?

Rare side effect: Micromedex does not mention shortness of breath as a side effect. Micromedex is a respected drug information resource professionals use. Drug companies are mandated to report any side effect even if they are rare. Florinef (fludrocortisone) is known to cause fluid retention. Excessive fluid in the blood means heart will have to work hard, causing shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Can I take Florinef (fludrocortisone) during a 24 hour urine sodium collection or do I need to stop it during that time?

Can I take Florinef (fludrocortisone) during a 24 hour urine sodium collection or do I need to stop it during that time?

Depends.: It WILL affect the amount of sodium excreted. Most often urinary creatinine and/or protein is being examined and NOT the sodium content, in which case it wouldn't probably matter. You should probably find out before messing up the test. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pots I can't tolerate beta blockers or florinef (fludrocortisone) what are some other options and is orthostatic hypo normal with pots?

I was diagnosed with pots I can't tolerate beta blockers or florinef (fludrocortisone) what are some other options and is orthostatic hypo normal with pots?

Lifestyle and meds: Pots can vary in severity from one patient to the other. Treatment at times require more than medication to control symptoms. Keeping well hydrated and applying pressure stockings along with avoiding triggers (hot weather, hot showers) are paramount. Please read the following article for more info good luck http://podcasts. Mayoclinic. Org/2008/04/23/postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-pots. ...Read more

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POTS syndrome affecting my life. Salt, fluids, florinef (fludrocortisone) didn't help. Now starting midodrine. Missed days of work. How to get work to understand?

POTS syndrome affecting my life. Salt, fluids, florinef (fludrocortisone) didn't help. Now starting midodrine. Missed days of work. How to get work to understand?

The best way: Is to have a frank discussion with your supervisor (s) about your medical condition. Days missed for medical care may be covered under FMLA rules (Family Medical Leave Act) If your employer has a human resources Dept or a EAP (Employee Assistance Program) all the better!
Hope this helps!
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On Florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.5 mg. Some days feel great, other days am so lightheaded I can't function because my bp is so low. Might Midodrine be better option?

On Florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.5 mg. Some days feel great, other days am so lightheaded I can't function because my bp is so low. Might Midodrine be better option?

Maybe: I use both medications to prevent low BP and lightheadedness, I find fludrocortisone usually works a little better. Rarely I use both, this would be in folks who pass out. Sometimes caffeine and / or theophylline (in tea) can serve as a substitute for midodrine. Good luck! Check out my website http://CardioGauge. Com for heart health education. ...Read more

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Will 0.1mg florinef (fludrocortisone) deplete potassium. Will 99mg potassium 4 times a day be ok?

Will 0.1mg florinef (fludrocortisone) deplete potassium. Will 99mg potassium 4 times a day be ok?

Florinef (fludrocortisone) potassium: Florinef (fludrocortisone) will lower potassium in most people, although much depends on why you are on the Florinef (fludrocortisone) in the first place. Whether or not it will lower it too much is very variable, and you need to see your doctor, who will want to check your potassium. You may or may not need potassium supplements. ...Read more

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Would you use florinef (fludrocortisone) for a balance disorder?

Depends: If the balance issue is due to low blood pressure and no other causes were found about why the blood pressure is low, then you could try it to see if it improves. I would search for the cause of the "unbalance" first before trying fludrocortisone. ...Read more

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What kind of side effects have you experienced with fludrocortisone / florinef?

What kind of side effects have you experienced with fludrocortisone / florinef?

HTN, low K: Hi. Florinef (fludrocortisone) dosed right should not have side effects. But it can cause high blood pressure and low blood potassium (K) if over done. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you wean off of florinef (fludrocortisone).. 1 tid?

Decrease slowly.: If you are on the Florinef (fludrocortisone) for adrenal issues, it is best to decrease slowly by dropping to twice a day (bid) for a week or two...Then daily (qd) for a week or two. Then half a tab for a week, etc. As long as you do not have any negative effects while weaning, you should be fine. However, it is best to consult with the physician who started you on the Florinef (fludrocortisone) before doing so. ...Read more

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How much of a 0.1mg tablet of florinef (fludrocortisone) is made of steroids?

How much of a 0.1mg tablet of florinef (fludrocortisone) is made of steroids?

100%: Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a corticosteroid used to correct certain adrenal problems. It helps raise blood pressure, retain sodium and fluid. ...Read more

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Is there any reason fludrocortisone would cause diziness after 2 weeks? Maybe not the florinef? I have dysautonomia.

Is there any reason fludrocortisone would cause diziness after 2 weeks? Maybe not the florinef? I have dysautonomia.

Give it more time: Florinef (fludrocortisone) is supposed to expand blood volume, and thereby supports blood pressure in people with dysautonomia.

It does take a few weeks for Florinef (fludrocortisone) to have its effect on blood volume. Give it a longer time, perhaps does needs to go up, but definitely report this to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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How quickly does florinef (fludrocortisone) (fludorcortisone) work for dizzy spells?

How quickly does florinef (fludrocortisone) (fludorcortisone) work for dizzy spells?

Depends: Hi. Fludrocortisone doesn't work for all causes of dizzy spells. If it's going to work, you'll know within a few days (may need some fludrocortisone dose titration). Be aware that a risk of fludrocortisone for this purpose is too high BP when you're lying down. Still be cautious going from lying to standing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Fludrocortisone increases blood volume, alcohol causes dehydration. Does this mean they will work against each other? Thus florinef (fludrocortisone) less effective?

Fludrocortisone increases blood volume, alcohol causes dehydration. Does this mean they will work against each other? Thus florinef (fludrocortisone) less effective?

Strange question: Why are you taking fludrocortisone? Do you know its mechanism of action? Did your doctor tell you what it is used for? The only reason I have EVER prescribed this drug is for idiopathic orthostatic hypotension, which I have NEVER seen in a 24 year-old. If your doctor has prescribed Florinef, ask him why he prescribed it. You shouldn't be combining alcohol with ANY prescription medication. ...Read more

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Have POTS syndrome & not that well controlled yet. On Florinef, (fludrocortisone) nadol, midrone, &high salt diet. Need colonscopy. How to not worsen symptoms 4 prep?

Have POTS syndrome & not that well controlled yet. On Florinef, (fludrocortisone) nadol, midrone, &high salt diet. Need colonscopy. How to not worsen symptoms 4 prep?

POTS colo prep: My guess is this is going to be tricky and therefore I would discuss with your POTS Dr. Who knows you best. Tell them about past problems with prep. ...Read more

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