Fludrocortisone 0.1 mg PER TABLET

Fludrocortisone 0.1 mg PER TABLET
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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 Addison’s 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 pet’s body.

For:

Cats and Dogs

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.

Storage:

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

  • 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 Weitht 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

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in dogs with known fludrocortisone allergies. Blood tests must be done regularly to monitor the effects of fludrocortisone treatment. Fludrocortisone may interact with some other medications. Inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet is taking, especially furosemide, digoxin, warfarin, insulin, phenytoin, or aspirin. Store at room temperature. Store protected from light and moisture.

Side Effects

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.

Corticosteroids are not for use in animals with systemic fungal infections and in those with a history of possible or known allergies to these agents.