Can the steroid florinef (fludrocortisone) have bad long term side effects?

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

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Can florinef (fludrocortisone) have bad long term side effects?

No. Florinef (fludrocortisone) is the synthetic equivalent of your salt retainig hormone used to control salt waisting caused by adrenal insufficiency. We use it to treat salt waisting adrenal hyperplasia which is a congenital disorder, so patients are on it for life, and no longterm consequences have been found. Read more...

Is florinef (fludrocortisone) better to take than prednisone? I'm concerned about long term side effects but need to take florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.05 mg for POTS syndrome 3x/week.

Prednisone is not. really a good alternative for florinef (fludrocortisone) in terms of POTS. At least not in the long term. Prednisone has little mineralocorticoid effect compared to florinef (fludrocortisone), and you mainly need that effect, and a little adrenocorticoid effect that prednisolone offers. Eventually you will need to replace both substances as your both aspects of your adrenal function shuts down with long term steroid use. Read more...