Read the instructions and precautionary statements
on the label before use.
The following directions represent a typical usage.
Administer Fludrocortisone exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian.
- Give Fludrocortisone with food.
- Administer 0.1 mg daily to cats.
- Administer 0.009 mg per pound of body weight daily
- Allow unrestricted access to fresh water during treatment.
Frequency of Use:
Fludrocortisone is usually given once per day.
Give a missed dose as soon as possible, unless it
is almost time for the next dose. In these instances, skip the missed
dose and resume the normal administration schedule at the next dose.
Do not give a double dose of Fludrocortisone.
Keep out of reach of children and animals.
Store Fludrocortisone in its original container,
tightly sealed, at room temperature.
It is a violation of Federal
Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Fludrocortisone supplies steroids similar to aldosterone
when the body does not endogenously produce adequate levels, exerting
a strong mineralocorticoid effect. It improves the kidney's ability
to properly balance the amounts of sodium and potassium in the blood.
Active Ingredient (per tablet): fludrocortisone acetate 0.1 mg
Keep Fludrocortisone out of reach of children and
animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.
Fludrocortisone is intended for use in cats and dogs.
Do not administer to other species. Use only in the animal for which
it was prescribed.
CAUTION: Do not stop administration
suddenly in any pet that has been taking Fludrocortisone for at least
a few weeks. In many instances, this medication should be gradually
Give with food and provide plenty of fresh water
for pets during therapy.
Not for use in any animal with a serious bacterial,
fungal, or viral infections.
Fludrocortisone inhibits the body's ability to
fight infections and can mask symptoms of illness. Avoid sources of
infection during therapy.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has renal, hepatic,
or heart disease, diabetes mellitus, thyroid dysfunction, stomach ulcers,
or any other medical condition. Inform your veterinarian if your pet
is pregnant or lactating.
In doses larger than recommended, Fludrocortisone
can reduce thymic activity and endogenous adrenal cortical or pituitary
corticotrophin secretion. It also promotes the deposition of liver glycogen
and can, without sufficient protein intake, cause negative nitrogen
One large dose is not likely to produce symptoms
of overdose. Overdose is most likely with prolonged use. Symptoms may
include weight gain, fluid retention, edema, hypertension, Cushing's
syndrome, and elevated blood potassium levels. Seek veterinary care.
Signs of an allergic reaction include facial swelling,
hives, itching, rash, labored breathing, and seizures. Seek emergency
Do not administer any vaccine to a pet taking Fludrocortisone
unless it is specifically approved by your veterinarian. Tell your veterinarian
what drugs and supplements your pet takes before the prescription is
written. Consult before administering any other drugs or supplements
to a pet taking this medication.