fludrocortisone - oral, Florinef
GENERIC NAME: FLUDROCORTISONE - ORAL (FLOO-droe-KOR-ti-sone)
BRAND NAME(S): Florinef
USES: Fludrocortisone is a man-made form of a natural substance (glucocorticoid) made by the body. It is used along with other medications (e.g., hydrocortisone) to treat low glucocorticoid levels caused by disease of the adrenal gland (e.g., Addison's disease, adrenocortical insufficiency, salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome). Glucocorticoids are needed in many ways for the body to function well. They are important for salt and water balance and keeping blood pressure normal. They are also needed to break down carbohydrates in your diet.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to treat a certain type of low blood pressure (chronic postural hypotension).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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