What is Florinef used for?
Florinef (fludrocortisone) is the synthetic form of glucocorticoid produced in the body. It is used in combination to treat low levels of glucocorticoid caused by adrenal gland diseases. Glucocorticoids are important in the normal function of the body. They are significant for water and salt balance and maintaining normal blood pressure. They also work in breaking down carbohydrates.
Frequently Asked Questions About Florinef
Take Florinef orally with food or without, usually once a day or as your doctor has instructed you, they will adjust your dose until you find out what works best for you. This dosage will be based on your response to treatment and medical condition. Follow the dosing schedule carefully and take Florinef exactly as prescribed to get the most benefit from this medication.
If you are taking this medication on a modified schedule (eg. Not daily), putting reminders in your calendar will help. Do not adjust how you take this medication (taking it more or less often, increasing or decreasing your dose) without talking to your doctor. If this drug is suddenly stopped some conditions can become much worse, your dose will probably need to be gradually decreased. If you don’t notice any change in your condition or if it gets worse talk to your doctor.
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