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Fludrocortisone

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Fludrocortisone Information

Fludrocortisone Benefits & Uses

Fludrocortisone is used to treat the following -

Fludrocortisone Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Fludrocortisone

Fludrocortisone

Fludrocortisone Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Fludrocortisone is used -

  1. Electrolyte imbalance
  2. Redistribution/accumulation of body fat
  3. Bone degradation
  4. Muscle disorders
  5. Water Retention
  6. Increased blood pressure
  7. Increased Glucose level in the blood
  8. Cataract Unknown
  9. Skin Rash Unknown
  10. Muscle Ache Unknown

Fludrocortisone Related Warnings

Is the use of Fludrocortisone safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Fludrocortisone. If you are pregnant, do not take Fludrocortisone without a doctor's advice.

Severe

Is the use of Fludrocortisone safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Fludrocortisone may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Fludrocortisone should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Fludrocortisone on the Kidneys?

Fludrocortisone may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Fludrocortisone on the Liver?

There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Fludrocortisone. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Fludrocortisone on the Heart?

The heart can be affected by Fludrocortisone. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart the medicine only after medical advice.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Fludrocortisone with Other Drugs

Fludrocortisone should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Insulin Regular

Amlodipine,Atorvastatin

    Fludrocortisone Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Fludrocortisone unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Edema
    2. Tuberculosis (TB)
    3. Infections
    4. Liver Disease
    5. Heart Disease
    6. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
    7. Osteoporosis
    8. Diabetes
    9. Depression

    Frequently asked Questions about Fludrocortisone

    Is this Fludrocortisone habit forming or addictive?

    Fludrocortisone does not cause addiction.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Fludrocortisone since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe

    Is it safe?

    Fludrocortisone is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Fludrocortisone is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

    Fludrocortisone Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Fludrocortisone

    You can take Fludrocortisone with food.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Fludrocortisone

    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Fludrocortisone with alcohol.

    Unknown
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience

    References

    1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 576-577
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 290
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