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Fludrocortisone Acetate 0.1 mg, 100 Tablets
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Fludrocortisone for Addison's Disease in Pets

Fludrocortisone corticosteroids are the generic form of Florinef. Fludrocortisone pet meds are used to treat pets with adrenal insufficiencies like Addison's Disease and should not be used to treat conditions like allergies and arthritis. It can also be used to treat hyperkalemia.

Fludrocortisone is an affordable generic corticosteroid treatment for adrenal insufficiency, or hypoadrenocorticism, a condition commonly associated with Addison's disease. Fludrocortisone also treats hyperkalemia, or elevated potassium levels. This medication is primarily used to promote better regulation of sodium, potassium, and water levels when the body does not naturally produce enough of the hormones needed for this purpose.

Benefits of Fludrocortisone:

  • Treats conditions such as Addison's disease that leave pets deficient in certain naturally-occurring steroids
  • Treats high potassium by promoting increased excretion
  • Replaces hormones needed to cope with environmental stressors
  • Remedies hypoadrenocorticism symptoms, including depression, loss of appetite, lethargy, weak pulse, irregular heartbeat, and others
  • Helps control sodium, potassium, and water levels in your pet
  • Improves pet's comfort and quality of life
  • Easily administered scored oral tablets, typically given only once per day

Fludrocortisone is only for cats and dogs. Do not use in other animals or humans. Do not administer to any animal that does not have a prescription. Do not allow children to administer this medication.

Read all manufacturer-provided precautionary statements and instructions.

Use as prescribed. Your veterinarian may adjust dosages based on the results of occasional blood tests measuring potassium and sodium levels.

Directions:

  1. Give cats 1 tablet (0.1 mg) once per day with food.
  2. Give dogs 0.009 mg per pound of body weight once per day with food.
  3. Allow pet unrestricted access to water during treatment.

Frequency of Use:

Administer Fludrocortisone once daily, or as prescribed by your veterinarian.

If you miss a dose, administer it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, just wait. Do not double up on Fludrocortisone doses.

Storage:

Store out of reach of children and animals.

Keep at room temperature.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Fludrocortisone is a mineralocorticoid that affects the kidney, helping to balance sodium and potassium levels. This product serves as a replacement therapy in animals that do not produce enough of certain hormones in their adrenal glands.

Fludrocortisone requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

Fludrocortisone

Active Ingredient (per tablet): Fludrocortisone Acetate 0.1 mg

Warnings:

Keep this product out of reach of children and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

Fludrocortisone is only for dogs and cats. Not for use in other animals. Not for human consumption.

Follow your veterinarian's prescription.

CAUTION: Not for use in animals with a serious viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. This product weakens the immune system. Because your pet will have an impaired ability to fight infections, avoid common sources of infection.

Tell the prescribing veterinarian if your pet has heart, hepatic, or renal disease. Also, inform your veterinarian if your pet has diabetes, stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism, or other conditions.

The safety of using Fludrocortisone in pregnant and lactating animals has not been proven.

Fludrocortisone can cause a rise in blood pressure. Discontinue use and consult your veterinarian if you notice this or weight gain in your pet.

Other side effects may include stomach upset, vomiting, difficulty sleeping, muscle weakness, joint pain, increased hunger or thirst, or problems managing diabetes. Continue administration but talk to your veterinarian about the reaction.

Facial swelling, itching, cold limbs, difficulty breathing, hives, rash, shock, and other symptoms may indicate an allergic reaction. Seek emergency veterinary treatment.

Edema, hypertension, weight gain, hypokalemia, and Cushing's disease are symptoms of an overdose. Overdose is most likely from high intake over a prolonged period; one isolated large dose is unlikely to cause adverse effects. Contact your veterinarian right away.

Although Fludrocortisone is a corticosteroid, it should not be used as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Do not give your pet any other medication or supplement without first checking with your veterinarian.