Floricot 100 mcg (Fludrocortisone)
Buy Floricot 100 mcg (Fludrocortisone), Fludrocortisone is used to treat Addison?s disease (inability of adrenal glands to produce adequate natural st**d hormones), salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome (a form of hormone imbalance resulting from abnormal st**d production by the adrenal glands and associated with loss of salt in the urine), and as an anti-inflammatory (for reduction of pain, swelling and redness associated with in.
Fludrocortisone is used to treat Addisons disease (inability of adrenal glands to produce adequate natural st**d hormones), salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome (a form of hormone imbalance resulting from abnormal st**d production by the adrenal glands and associated with loss of salt in the urine), and as an anti-inflammatory (for reduction of pain, swelling and redness associated with inflammation in any area of the body) agent.
How it works
Fludrocortisone belongs to a class of drugs called corticost**ds. It replaces the deficient natural hormone and relieves the signs and symptoms of Addison?s disease. It relieves the signs and symptoms of adrenogenital syndrome by binding to aldosterone receptors in the body. This binding in turn causes retention of salt and water in the body, raises blood pressure and lowers potassium levels. Fludrocortisone reduces inflammation by switching off multiple inflammatory genes (encoding cytokines, chemokines, adhesion molecules, inflammatory enzymes, receptors and proteins) that have been activated during the chronic inflammatory process.
What is Fludrocortisone?
Fludrocortisone is a drug which is an artificial form of a natural substance made by the body called glucocorticoid. This medication along with other drugs (hydrocortisone) is prescribed for the treatment of low levels of glucocorticoid caused by some diseases of the adrenal gland (Addison?s disease, adrenocortical insufficiency, salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome). Glucocorticoids are crucial for many functions in the body such as salt and water balance in the body, ensuring normal blood pressure, and carbohydrates metabolism.
Fludrocortisone is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Florinef and Floricot (made by Samarth Life Sciences).
How should I take Fludrocortisone?
Take Fludrocortisone medication strictly as advised by your doctor. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer it for complete details about the medication. Do not change the dose or schedule of this medication under any situation, unless or otherwise advised by your doctor. Do not continue to use this medication after the period for which it was prescribed is over. Always store medications in a cool and dry place, away from the reach of children and pets.
Before taking Fludrocortisone (Florinef, Floricot), keep in mind all precautions listed above. Notify your doctor if you have or ever had any of the following conditions: bleeding disorders, blood clots, brittle bones, diabetes, eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, infection), heart trouble (congestive heart failure), high blood pressure, infections (herpes, tuberculosis), kidney disease, liver disease (such as cirrhosis), mental/mood disorders, low blood minerals, stomach or intestinal problems, seizures, or thyroid disorders.
What are the doses instructions?
If you forget to take a dose of This medication for any reasons, take it as soon as you remember it. Don?t take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to excess medication in your body which can lead to overdose.
In case of an overdose of Fludrocortisone, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immediately. Overdose may lead to symptoms such as high blood pressure, water retention, extreme weight gain, and muscle weakness.
Side Effects of Fludrocortisone
• Behavioral changes
• Weight gain
• Bone disorder
• Thinning of skin
• Altered blood sugar level
• Mood changes
• Upset stomach
Interaction with other drugs
Certain other drugs can interact with Fludrocortisone. Let your doctor know if you use any other medications, especially these ones: aspirin, aphotericin B, diuretics, digoxin, phenytoin, barbiturates, rifampin, blood thinners, insulin or oral diabetes medications, or an anabolic st**d (such as oxymetholone, nandrolone, and others). However, these are not all the possible drug interactions. There may be others. Never start a new medication on your own. Always consult a doctor before taking a medication.
Q: Is fludrocortisone safe during pregnancy?
A: Fludrocortisone should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor?s advice regarding its use.
Q: Is it safe to use fludrocortisone during breastfeeding?
A: Fludrocortisone should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant. Please follow your doctor?s advice regarding its use.
Q: Is fludrocortisone a st**d? Is it used for blood thinning or in low blood pressure?
A: Fludrocortisone is a corticost**d. It is used to treat Addison?s disease (inability of adrenal glands to produce adequate natural corticost**d natural hormones), and salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome (a form of hormone imbalance resulting from abnormal st**d production by the adrenal glands and associated with loss of salt in the urine), and as an anti-inflammatory agent. Fludrocortisone is not used for blood thinning or to lower blood pressure.
Q: Does fludrocortisone cause weight gain/ weight loss/ hair loss/ adrenal suppression/ hypokalemia / rise in blood pressure or affect birth control?
A: It can cause weight gain, rise in blood pressure, hypokalemia (reduced blood potassium level) and adrenal suppression in overdoses. It does not cause hair loss or affect birth control.
Q: Does fludrocortisone affect cortisol level?
A: Yes, constant administration of fludrocortisone reduces endogenous cortisol levels.
Q: Is fludrocortisone gluten free?
A: Yes. Fludrocortisone is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q: Is fludrocortisone addictive?
A: It does not seem to have habit forming potential. Patient?s disease can however become dependent on fludrocortisone, in which case the signs and symptoms subside only in the presence of fludrocortisone, and return once the medicine is stopped. In such cases, usually medicines other than corticost**ds are used.
Q: Is fludrocortisone safe?
A: Fludrocortisone is safe when taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Q: Can I take ibuprofen with fludrocortisone?
A: Said combination is not advisable. Ibuprofen and fludrocortisone when taken together can increase the chances of bleeding from stomach ulcer, if present.
Q: Can you take fludrocortisone with alcohol?
A: Use of fludrocortisone with alcohol is not advised.