About the drug
Fludrocortisone is a drug which is an artificial form of a natural substance made by the body called glucocorticoid. Glucocorticoids are crucial for many functions in the body such as salt and water balance in the body, ensuring normal blood pressure, and carbohydrates metabolism.
Uses of the drug:???????
This medication along with other drugs (hydrocortisone) is prescribed for the treatment of low levels of glucocorticoid caused by some diseases of the adrenal gland (Addison?s disease, Adrenocortical insufficiency, salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome)
Working of the drug:
Fludrocortisone acetate has mineralocorticoid as well as glucocorticoid activity that stabilizes sodium, glucose and water levels in the body
Floricot 0.1 mg tablet is manufacture by Samarth life science, India. You can buy Floricot 0.1 mg online at 24x7pharma.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
This drug is available in the tablet form in the following strength on our website:
Floricot 0.1 mg tablets
Before you take this drug:
Do not take this drug if? you:
Are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients present in this medicine
Tell your doctor if you:
Are pregnant and if you are not then use all the methods to prevent pregnancy.
Are breastfeeding as the drug may pass into the breast milk and harm the newborn
Have had any emergency treatment or surgery
Have any other skin infection
How much to take the drug?
The dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you properly.
How to take the drug?
Take Fludrocortisone medication strictly as advised by your doctor. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer it for complete details about the medication. Do not change the dose or schedule of this medication under any situation, unless or otherwise advised by your doctor.
For how long to take it?
Take the medicine as long as prescribed. Do not continue to use this medication after the period for which it was prescribed is over.
In case of an overdose of Fludrocortisone, get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor Immediately. Overdose may lead to symptoms such as high blood pressure, water retention, extreme weight gain, and muscle weakness.
In case you forget to take the dose, skip the dose and take the next dose on the recommended time period. Do not double up the dose for the missed one.
Side effects of the drug:
Some of the common side effects of Fludrocortisone (Florinef, Floricot) are headache, stomach upset, and menstrual changes. If any of these side effects deteriorate or persist for a long time, you must seek immediate medical attention.
Get immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following rare but serious side effects: change in skin appearance (color, thinning, fatty areas), easy bleeding or bruising, dizziness, slow wound healing, signs of infections (persistent sore throat, fever, or skin sores), bone/joint/muscle pain, stomach/abdominal pain, eye problems, severe headaches, unusual weight gain, increase thirst or urination, seizure, irregular heart beat/heart pounding, depression, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
The side effects thus mentioned are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to Fludrocortisone. If you get any serious side effects due to Fludrocortisone, contact your doctor right away.?
Common drug interactions:
Certain other drugs can interact with Fludrocortisone. Let your doctor know if you use any other medications, especially these ones: aspirin, aphotericin B, diuretics, digoxin, phenytoin, barbiturates, rifampin, blood thinners, insulin or oral diabetes medications, or an anabolic steroid (such as oxymetholone, nandrolone, and others). However, these are not all the possible drug interactions. However, these are not the only medicines that can interact with Floricot. There may be others as well. Inform your doctor about all other medicines and related products which you may be using. Never start a new medication without consulting your doctor first.
Things to remember:
Avoid alcohol while taking Floricot as it may cause undesired side effects
Steroidal medication may hinder a child?s growth if used for a long time. If a child is taking this Fludrocortisone, then he or she may be checked regularly for growth signs
Store this medication in a cool and dry place
Remember to follow your doctor?s advice properly for best results
Avoid exposure to chickenpox or measles infection. Get immediate medical attention if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles
If you have diabetes, this medicine may make it harder for you to keep your sugar levels in check. You may have to closely monitor your sugar levels and adjust your diabetes medications and/or diet