fludrocortisone - oral, Florinef (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially: aldesleukin, aspirin/nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, indomethacin), blood thinners (e.g., warfarin), digoxin, hormones (e.g., androgens, birth control pills, estrogens), immunosuppressants (e.g., cyclosporine, natalizumab), mifepristone, vaccines, drugs that may cause potassium loss (e.g., amphotericin B, "water pills" such as furosemide or thiazides), drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove fludrocortisone from your body (e.g., rifamycins such as rifampin/rifabutin, certain anti-seizure medicines such as barbituates/phenytoin).Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers (NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen) that may increase your risk for side effects if taken together with this medication. Low-dose aspirin should be continued if prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams per day). Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests, possibly causing false results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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