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Can 1 take florinef (fludrocortisone) 4 dizzy spells prn only? Florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.5mg resolved dizzy spell in 2 hrs.Took 2nd dose next day when not dizzy & have gained 7lbs!

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Dr. Salman Saeed
Neurology
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In brief: Dizziness

Florinef (fludrocortisone) is typically not used for dizziness except when someone has low blood pressure on standing up.
The medication does cause water retention and hence weight gain.

In brief: Dizziness

Florinef (fludrocortisone) is typically not used for dizziness except when someone has low blood pressure on standing up.
The medication does cause water retention and hence weight gain.
Dr. Salman Saeed
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Flourinef

Mechanism of action salt and water retention expands blood volume.
Will cause weight gain because water weighs eight pounds per gallon. Prevents blood pressure from dropping. Generally does not work on as needed basis. Will need to discuss with physician possible lower dosage or every other day. Must be individualized to control symptoms and side effects.

In brief: Flourinef

Mechanism of action salt and water retention expands blood volume.
Will cause weight gain because water weighs eight pounds per gallon. Prevents blood pressure from dropping. Generally does not work on as needed basis. Will need to discuss with physician possible lower dosage or every other day. Must be individualized to control symptoms and side effects.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
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