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What is fludrocortisone used for?Chemical Name: Fludrocortisone ( floo-droe-KOR-tis-sone)
Fludrocortisone is from a class of drugs called corticosteroids. Fludrocortisone is a human-made form of a natural substance called glucocorticoid that is naturally produced by the body. Glucocorticoids are needed in many ways for the body to function well and stay healthy. They are important to maintain the salt and water balance in the body and to keep the blood pressure normal. They are also needed to break down carbohydrates consumed in your diet.
Fludrocortisone 0.1 mg may also be used with other medications to treat low glucocorticoid levels caused by disease of the adrenal gland called the Addison’s disease.
You can buy Florinef from Canada Pharmacy.
Florinef 0.1 mg tablets contain 0.1 mg fludrocortisone acetate per tablet.
As for the inactive ingredients, it contains calcium phosphate, corn starch, lactose, magnesium stearate, sodium benzoate, and talc.
Take Florinef tablet orally with or without food. The dosage may vary for different people but usually, once every day. Use this medication regularly for the best of results. Do not alter doses or give up the drug altogether without a doctor’s approval.
- Do not stop taking Florinef suddenly as it may worsen the condition. The dose needs to be gradually reduced until the treatment is completed.
- Do not take this drug if you are allergic to fludrocortisone.
- Do not take this drug if you have a widespread fungal disease.
- Florinef tablet may cause your blood to hold onto salt and get rid of other salts. Talk to your doctor for a balanced diet.
- Limit alcohol consumption.
- Do not have immunizations when using this medicine.
- Also, avoid people who have recently taken flu shots or polio vaccine.
- Do not use if pregnant.
- Not to be used by breastfeeding mothers.
The following effects are common and will go away when the treatment is finished.
- Upset stomach
- A headache
- Darkening of skin
- Menstrual changed such as irregular or missed periods.
- Muscle weakness
- Trouble sleeping
- Unusual appearance on the skin such as fatty areas, thinning of the skin, lines appearing on the skin.
- Abdominal pain
- Puffy face
- Increased urination
Product Code: 1528
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.