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fludrocortisone

Proamatine
(midodrine)

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.Coming soon.
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Side effects
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How it works
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Fludrocortisone is a corticosteroid that is similar to what your body naturally makes. It is primarily used to maintain the sodium, potassium, and water balance in your body.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
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  • Addisons Disease
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Lowering dose or stopping too quickly especially after long-term treatment
  • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
  • Taking other immunosuppressants
  • Long-term treatment
  • Not vaccinated against viral diseases
Detailed Fludrocortisone risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Interactions
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    • Fludrocortisone can interact with other drugs and vaccines.
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    Pain
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    • Taking Fludrocortisone increases the risk of injury to the lining of your stomach and intestine including irritation and tears. You should avoid alcohol/alcoholic beverages because it can worsen stomach irritation. Tell your doctor and get medical care right away if you have stomach pain or bloody/dark stools when you go to the bathroom.
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    Upsides and benefits
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    • 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 and risks
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    • 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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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • Take Fludrocortisone in the morning if you're taking it once a day, with or without food.
    • If you're on Fludrocortisone for a long period of time, watch out for any symptoms of illness, and let your doctor know right away.
    • Let your doctor know you're on this medicine before you receive any vaccines.
    • Fludrocortisone can re-activate any old infections you may have. Let your doctor know if you have or had hepatitis B, C, or tuberculosis.
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