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I have been taking Florinef for many years. I have

I have been taking Florinef for many years. I have been taking .2mg daily, 2 pills. My doctor recently decreased me to one pill, 0.1mg, due to very high blood pressure. After two weeks my doctor wants me to cut the pill in half, so I am slowly tapering. How long will Florinef stay in my system, before I can hopefully see my blood pressure drop? Thank you for your help
Mon, 8 Oct 2018
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