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Product Details
Generic Name: Fludrocortisone
Brand Name: Florinef
Florinef belongs to the group of medicines known as steroids. It prevents the release of substances in the body which cause inflammation and is used for curing situations in which the body doesn’t produce enough of its own steroids including salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome and Addison's disease. Also known as Fludrocortisone (9α-fluorohydrocortisone and 9α-fluorocortisol), Florinef is a synthetic corticosteroid with much greater mineralocorticoid potency and moderate glucocorticoid potency. Trade name in Canada and United States is Florinef. It is in the group of drugs known as corticosteroids and works by reducing increasing potassium loss, increasing blood pressure and salt loss.
Doses of Florinef :
  • You can take Florinef as recommended by your doctor; nevertheless not in large amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • Your doctor might occasionally change your dosage to ensure you get better results.
  • Your steroid medication needs might change if you have unusual stress including fever, infection or serious illness, or if you have a medical emergency or surgery.
  • Don’t stop using this medicine immediately, as you will have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Consult with your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms while stopping Florinef.
  • Missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember; don’t take additional dose to make up the missed one.
  • Get emergency medical help, in case of overdose; symptoms include weight gain, swelling, confusion, feeling short of breath, increased thirst or urination, uneven heart rate, muscle weakness or pain and leg discomfort.
  • Store this medication at room temperature away from heat and moisture.