Disease Information for Fludrocortisone (Florinef) Administration/Toxicity

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Brief Blood pressure increase/sign:
High blood pressure/sign
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Potassium, serum (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Drug induced Hypertension.
Drug induced Hypoglycemia
Hypertension
Hypoglycemia
Hypokalemia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Cortisone/Corticosteroid drug (ex)
DRUG/Hormonal agent/derivative medication (example)
DRUG/Mineralocorticoid medication (example)
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
9 alpha Fludrohydrocortisone, 9 alpha Fluoro 17 Hydroxycorticosterone, 9 alpha Fluorohydrocortisone, 9 Fluoro 17 Hydroxycortisone, 9 Fluorocortisol, 9 Fluorohydrocortisone, Fludrocortisone, Fludrocortisone (substance), Fludrocortisone preparation, Fludrocortisone preparation (product), Fludrocortisone preparation (substance), FLUOROCORTISOL 09, Pregn 4 ene 3,20 dione 9 fluoro 11,17,21 trihydroxy (11beta), Brand name/Florinef (Fludrocortisone), Britain-BNF/Fluandrenolone (Fluoxycortide)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/Dose 0.1 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
Definition

Synthetic corticosteroid with powerful mineralo-corticoid effect; increased salt and water retention and raises blood pressure; oral preparation

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