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Fludrocortisone 0.1 Mg (100 tabs) (Manufacturer may vary)

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Description

Fludrocortisone (FLORINEF) is available by prescription only. Fludrocortisone is an extra-label drug used when the adrenal gland has lost the ability to produce cortisol and aldosterone. Fludrocortisone is used to treat hypoadrenocorticism, or Addisonís disease. Hypoadrenocorticism is an autoimmune disease that destroys the outer layers of the adrenal gland. These layers are responsible for producing vital hormones, including cortisol and aldosterone. Fludrocortisone replaces aldosterone to help the kidneys balance the concentration of sodium and potassium in your petís body.

Key Benefits

  • Helps regulate hormone secretion of the Adrenal gland.
  • Easy to administer.
  • Generally only given once daily.

How It Works

Fludrocortisone acetate is a mineralocorticoid, similar in action to aldosterone, which acts on the kidney to help balance the concentration of sodium and potassium in your pet's body.

Indications

Fludrocortisone acetate tablets USP, 0.1 mg are indicated as partial replacement therapy for primary and secondary adrenocortical insufficiency in Addison's disease and for the treatment of salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome.

Directions

  • Fludrocortisone is a corticosteroid available by prescription used to treat conditions in which the body does not produce enough of its own steroids, such as Addison's disease.
  • Do not give fludrocortisone to your pet if the pet has serious bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Fludrocortisone weakens the pet's immune response and its ability to fight infections.
  • Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give more or less than is prescribed by your veterinarian.
  • Keep plenty of water available for the pet to drink. Fludrocortisone should be given with food. Do not stop giving this medication suddenly if the pet has been on the medication for a few weeks. A gradual reduction in dosage may be required before stopping this medication.
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs All weights The usual dose is 0.009mg per pound of pet's body weight once daily with food
Cats All weights The usual dose is 0.1mg once daily with food

Cautions:

If your pet experiences increased blood pressure, sudden weight gain, difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of the lips, tongue or face, stop giving Fludrocortisone and seek emergency veterinary medical attention.

Precautions:

Do not give Fludrocortisone to animals who have a serious bacterial, viral or fungal infection because this drug weakens the immune response and its ability to fight infections. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease, heart disease, stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus or any other medical conditions. Also, tell your vet if the pet is pregnant or lactating.

This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.

Possible Side Effects

Possible side effects include insomnia; nausea, vomiting or stomach upset; fatigue; muscle weakness or joint pain; problems with diabetes control; or increased hunger or thirst. If you notice these symptoms, contact your veterinarian, but do not discontinue use unless instructed. Rare side effects include thinning of the skin, cataracts, glaucoma, behavior changes; these typically occur when taking higher doses of the drug. Talk to your vet about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

Storage:

Store at controlled room temperatures of 59° - 86°F. Avoid excessive heat.

FAQ

Do not give fludrocortisone to your pet if the pet has a serious bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Fludrocortisone weakens the pet's immune response and its ability to fight infections. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease, heart disease, stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus or any other medical conditions. Also tell your veterinarian if the pet is pregnant or lactating.
Fludrocortisone is a prescription medication that is commonly used by veterinarians in dogs and cats for the treatment of Addison's disease. Fludrocortisone is available as 0.1mg scored tablets. Fludrocortisone should not be stopped suddenly. There should be a gradual reduction in dosage before stopping. Fludrocortisone should be taken with food to lessen stomach upset. Contact the veterinarian if the pet develops behavior changes, swelling, or unusual weight gain.
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it almost time for the next dose, skip the dose missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of this medication.
Avoid sources of infection. Do not use any vaccines without checking with the veterinarian.
If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving fludrocortisone and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), increased blood pressure or sudden weight gain. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving fludrocortisone and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences insomnia, nausea, vomiting or stomach upset, fatigue, muscle weakness or joint pain, problems with diabetes control or increased hunger or thirst. Other side effects that occur rarely, usually with high doses of fludrocortisone include thinning of the skin, cataracts, glaucoma, behavior changes. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
Do not give any other over the counter or prescription medications, including herbal products, during treatment with fludrocortisone without first talking to the veterinarian. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking Phenobarbital, furosemide, insulin or glipizide, phenytoin, digoxin, warfarin, or aspirin. Drugs other than those listed may interact with fludrocortisone resulting in side effects or altered effectiveness.

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