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Florinef (Fludrocortisone)

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Type: drug type
Product: Florinef
Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Country: New Zealand
Dosage: 0.1 mg

Generic Equivalent of Florinef
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There is no generic product of Florinef.

Florinef Information

Drug name: Florinef
Generic name: Fludrocortisone
Use: Addison’s disease, salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome

The active ingredient in Florinef is fludrocortisone and it works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Side Effects

The possible side effects include:
• Acne, dry skin, bruising, slow healing of wounds;
• Headache, dizziness, spinning sensations;
• Insomnia, nausea, increased sweating;
• Stomach pain, bloating and changes to shape/location of body fat;

More serious side effects may include:
• Depression, strange thoughts;
• Pancreatitis, low potassium or dangerously high blood pressure;
• Vision problems;

If you still have questions about side effects we always suggest further conversations with your doctor.

Safety in Pregnancy and Children

Before you purchase this medication, tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
• Congestive heart failure or blood pressure conditions;
• Depression or mental illness;
• History of malaria, tuberculosis, osteoporosis;
• Liver or kidney disease;
• Muscle disorders, herpes infection, stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis;
• Thyroid disorder, diabetes, glaucoma or cataracts.

Florinef is pregnancy category C (studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus). You should discuss the risks and benefits of using this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This medication is for use in adults and children over 6 years. Steroids can affect growth in children so regular growth checks are required. Always follow the doctor’s advice when giving steroids to children.


“When my son was diagnosed with Addison’s disease I thought there was no hope, but the doctor has given us Florinef to try and help his condition.” – Louisa, New York

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