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What does Fludrocortisone treat?
Fludrocortisone comes under the class of corticosteroids. The adrenal gland naturally generates glucocorticoid. However, in patients whose glucocorticoid levels fall low due to conditions such as Addison's disease, salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome and adrenocortical insufficiency, Fludrocortisone steps in to replenish the glucocorticoid levels.
Follow the Fludrocortisone dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time is closer to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless specifically instructed by your doctor.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Fludrocortisone is taken along with another drug or when taken with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine and so on which may interfere with the effect of Fludrocortisone.
It may interact with:
It may also interact with birth control pills, blood thinners and diabetes medications. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Fludrocortisone might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Some of the side effects are stomach upset, fluid retention, headache, vomiting, dizziness, skin problems, depression, sleeping problems and anxiety. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Fludrocortisone
- Can I take Fludrocortisone along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Fludrocortisone?
- What is the dosage of Fludrocortisone to be consumed?
- How should I use Fludrocortisone?
- How will Fludrocortisone work in my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Fludrocortisone be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Fludrocortisone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.