fludrocortisone


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Related to fludrocortisone: Midodrine, fludrocortisone acetate

fludrocortisone

 [floo″dro-kor´tĭ-sōn]
a synthetic steroid with potent mineralocorticoid and high glucocorticoid activity, used as the acetate salt in replacement therapy for primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency in addison's disease and for the treatment of salt-losing syndrome and adrenogenital syndrome.

fludrocortisone

/flu·dro·cor·ti·sone/ (floo″dro-kor´tĭ-sōn) a synthetic adrenal corticoid with effects similar to those of hydrocortisone and desoxycorticosterone, administered as the acetate salt.

fludrocortisone

(flo͞o′drō-kôr′tĭ-sōn′, -zōn′)
n.
A synthetic steroid used therapeutically to increase blood pressure by lowering the amount of salt the body excretes.

fludrocortisone

Endocrinology A synthetic steroid used to replace steroids normally produced by the adrenal gland, when the gland is structurally or functionally compromised

fludrocortisone

A steroid drug with a minor anti-inflammatory action but with a powerful sodium-retaining effect, similar to that of ALDOSTERONE. It is thus useful in the treatment of ADDISON'S DISEASE, to replace aldosterone. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Florinef.

fludrocortisone

a synthetic adrenal corticoid with effects similar to those of hydrocortisone and desoxycorticosterone. Used as an acetate.
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Monitor patients taking fludrocortisone for worsened supine hypertension and edema.
However, due to his significant orthostasis and need for further cisplatin therapy for curative intent, his treatment was expanded to pharmacological management with fludrocortisone and midodrine.
Pre-pregnancy doses of glucocorticoids and fludrocortisone should be continued once pregnancy is diagnosed, and doses adjusted only if symptoms and signs of insufficiency occur.
2013) the fludrocortisone suppression test was effective to exclude the diagnosis of primary hyperaldosteronism in cats presenting plasma aldosterone: renin ratio within the reference range.
Combined treatment with IV/oral hydrocortisone, oral fludrocortisone, supplementation with saline, and rehydration was used.
The optimal confirmatory test is still debatable, but options include fludrocortisone suppression test, oral or intravenous salt loading, and captopril challenge testing.
Medications, such as insulin and glucose, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, sodium bicarbonate, fludrocortisone, thiazide and loop diuretics, and the beta 2 agonist albuterol, are known to lower potassium levels, while angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, aldosterone agonists, and beta-2 antagonists raise potassium levels (Kjeldsen, 2010; Sanghavi, Whiting, & Uribarri, 2013).
The most widely used confirmatory tests are intravenous saline loading, oral sodium loading, fludrocortisone suppression, and captopril challenge test.
Gluco- and mineralocorticoid biological effects of a 7-day treatment with low doses of hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone in septic shock.
Adrenal hormones included are oral fludrocortisone and hydrocortisone (2).
She has a diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (21 hydroxylase deficiency) and is on long term corticosteroid replacement (prednisolone 4 mg once daily and fludrocortisone 100 mcg once daily) and she is under the care of an endocrinologist.