fludrocortisone


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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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Sixty-five percent (11 out of 17) of the patients in this study experienced at least 50 percent or greater improvement in nausea after treatment with fludrocortisone, the same drug used to treat their OI.
Excessive fludrocortisone treatment can lead to hypertension that is often asymptomatic in the pediatric population.
He reported on 64 inpatients and outpatients with major depression who were placed on escitalopram (Lexapro) at 10-20 mg/day and randomized 2:2:1 to 3 weeks of double-blind fludrocortisone at 0.
She had significant postural hypotension and responded to therapy with fludrocortisone.
Patients with chronic SIADH and those with acute SIADH who don't respond to water restriction will also receive medication such as furosemide (to increase serum sodium levels) and demeclocycline or fludrocortisone, both of which reduce the response of the renal collecting ducts to ADH.
If aldosterone is also deficient, it is replaced with oral doses of a mineralocorticoid, called fludrocortisone acetate (Florinef[R]), which is taken once a day.
Following the clinical recommendation from UpToDate, the patient was successfully treated with fludrocortisone and has since returned home," said Agus Suardika, M.
These tests are available: [1] the saline suppression test, [2] the dietary sodium loading test, [3] the fludrocortisone suppression test, and [4] the captopril suppression test (1,2,4).
The gluco- and mineralocorticoid insufficiency is corrected by providing hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone, respectively.
Hydrocortisone, fludrocortisone and ceftriaxone were given.
The patient was treated with intravenous fluids, hydrocortisone, and fludrocortisone.
LISBON -- A key unresolved clinical issue regarding the use of corticosteroids in septic shock patients is whether the addition of fludrocortisone to low-dose hydrocortisone provides incremental benefit over hydrocortisone alone, Dr.