What is Florinef?

Fludrocortisone (also called 9α-fluorocortisol or 9α-fluorohydrocortisone) is a synthetic corticosteroid with moderate glucocorticoid potency and much greater mineralocorticoid potency. Therapeutically, it is used for its mineralocorticoid activity and not for its glucocorticoid activity.

The brand name in the U.S. and Canada is Florinef. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

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I have Addison's Disease and take steroids and Florinef. But today I am so weak and my blood pressure is 121/86 when just sitting and resting, and...

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Hi, I was diagnosed with POTS syndrome along with all the things that are part of that syndrome ten years ago. The past couple years certain things...

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Your symptoms appear to be consistent with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). The exact cause is not yet known. But large meals...

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I was on diflucan and fungal cream (topical) for tinea versicolor and my ACTH was low and my estrogen raised. I jave addison diseases,...

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You have addison disease and Hashimoto Thyroiditis. Now for fungal infection you have been prescribed Fluconazole(Diflucan).

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