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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for addison's disease?
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Usually Fludrocortisone and a regular cortisone like Prednisone or Hydrocortisone is what is used.
Depends on the severity and type of mineral imbalance caused by this rare type of adrenal disease and insufficiency.

In brief: Depends
Usually Fludrocortisone and a regular cortisone like Prednisone or Hydrocortisone is what is used.
Depends on the severity and type of mineral imbalance caused by this rare type of adrenal disease and insufficiency.
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Steroid pills
Addison's disease affects adrenal glands which normally produce important hormones -- glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids.
These can be replaced by taking pills -- in physiologic doses. Labs need to be monitored. Untreated addison's can be life threatening.

In brief: Steroid pills
Addison's disease affects adrenal glands which normally produce important hormones -- glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids.
These can be replaced by taking pills -- in physiologic doses. Labs need to be monitored. Untreated addison's can be life threatening.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Cortisol replacement
Hydrocortisone, prednisone, and Dexamethasone are generally the medication used to treat addison's disease.
They're taken orally.

In brief: Cortisol replacement
Hydrocortisone, prednisone, and Dexamethasone are generally the medication used to treat addison's disease.
They're taken orally.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very serious
Addison's disease is a failure of the adrenal glans d which provides life-threatening disease as there no steroid production.
......Replacement hormones must be given and there are other things that occur with it as hypothyroidism, B12 deficiency and vitilgo. Medical attention is crucial.

In brief: Very serious
Addison's disease is a failure of the adrenal glans d which provides life-threatening disease as there no steroid production.
......Replacement hormones must be given and there are other things that occur with it as hypothyroidism, B12 deficiency and vitilgo. Medical attention is crucial.
Dr. Mary Efremov
Dr. Mary Efremov
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