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- Is fludrocortisone-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for fludrocortisone-oral?
- What are the side effects of fludrocortisone-oral?
- What is the dosage for fludrocortisone-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with fludrocortisone-oral?
- Is fludrocortisone-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about fludrocortisone-oral?
What is the dosage for fludrocortisone-oral?
- Addison's disease: The usual recommended dose is 0.1 mg by mouth once daily without regard to food. Dose should be reduced to 0.05 mg daily if hypertension develops. Maintenance dosage range is 0.1 to 0.2 mg 3 times weekly. Fludrocortisone is preferably administered with cortisone (10 to 37.5 mg daily) or hydrocortisone (10 to 30 mg daily).
- Salt losing adrenogenital syndrome: The recommended dose is 0.1 to 0.2 mg daily.
Which drugs or supplements interact with fludrocortisone-oral?
Oral corticosteroids may decrease the effectiveness of diabetes medications.
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Corticosteroids may increase the risk of adverse effects associated with live vaccine administration.
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