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Fludrocortisone

Prescription only
Treats electrolyte imbalance.

Fludrocortisone is one of the first choices used in Addison's disease to help maintain your electrolytes, but there are side effects.

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Upsides
  • Fludrocortisone is effective in correcting electrolyte imbalances associated with Addison's disease.
  • Generic is available.
  • Only need to take it once daily.
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Downsides
  • Fludrocortisone can cause reactivation of old infections such as Hepatits B, C, or tuberculosis.
  • Fludrocortisone can make it easier for you to get sick.
  • Fludrocortisone can interact with other drugs and vaccines.
  • While on Fludrocortisone, you may need to have blood tests done for monitoring.
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Used for
  • Addison's disease
  • Congential adrenal hyperplasia
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Symptomatic
Dosage forms
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  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
The Fludrocortisone FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Proamatine (Midodrine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Lowered adrenal function

    Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased risk for infections

    Taking other immunosuppressants

    ...and 4 more risk factors

  • Bone effects

    Dose of Fludrocortisone

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Stomach and intestinal problems

    History of stomach bleeding

    ...and 3 more risk factors

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