Fludrocortisone

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percorten & florinef together

if my dog had a percorten injection and then doubled the dose of florinef and doubled her dose of prednisone and then put her on an iv na/cl fluids for 28 hours.....all this because her na was a bit low....and my dog is epileptic and on phenobarbitol....could this cause problems?
Asked by: jenna
Percorten and Florinef may be given together. Percorten should be used with caution along with certaiin drugs such as Phenobarbital. Further discussion with your veterinarian is recommended.
Answered by: Lisa M
Date published: 2017-02-19

PERCORTEN-V AND FLORINEF

IF DOG HAS BEEN ON FLORINEF AND IS SWITCHING TO PERCORTEN V INJECTION, SHOULD FLORINEF BE CONTINUED WITH THE PERCORTEN V. SHOULD THE FLORINEF BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY ONCE PERCORTEN INJECTION IS GIVEN , OR TAPERED?
Asked by: jenna
This is a decision that ultimately the veterinarian will have to make based on the pet's condition.
Answered by: Janine M./Pharmacist
Date published: 2017-02-19

my dog and addison's

My dog has had addison's for about 9 months, took injections first 3, and flur. and predinsone each day now, my question is , he seems to shudder alot, he is an indoor dog, however I don't remember the shuddering before dianogis and with injections,could this be side effect of pills?? also, maybe a three to four pound weight gain...13 to 17 should i be concerned? thanks
Asked by: queensx3
I'm not familiar with "shuddering" being one of the side effects of any of these medications. However, it is possible. I would suggest you let your veterinarian know that your pet is reacting in this manner. As to the weight gain, that is a normal side effect of taking these kinds of medications.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2019-01-23

is the price by the pill or the bottle?

Asked by: petey
The price of fluodrocortisone on our website is per tablet. You can also always contact our customer service department at 1 800 738 6337 to see if other offers are available at the time of purchase.
Answered by: 1800Petmeds Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

My dog has Addison's. He has been getting a shot every month and blood work, which is very expensive. Is this a life long treatment?

Asked by: smitty
Yes. Addison's disease is a life long condition.
Answered by: Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

My dog is 23 lbs how many pills would he need per day? I would like to calculate if it would be cheaper then his monthly shot.

Asked by: smitty
The actual dose needs to be determined by your veterinarian. What I can tell you is that a usual dose could be 2 tablets once a day for a 23 lb dog. However, that's a usual dose, not the dose. Once again, your veterinarian will make that determination.
Answered by: Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Would it be safe to give "Derm Caps" or any other fish oil supplement with Fludrocortisone? Will these supplements alter the effectiveness?

Asked by: Robin
It is safe to use these supplements while treating with fludrocortisone.
Answered by: Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Why isn't this made in a larger dose size? We need .5 mg/day for a medium to large sized dog.

Asked by: dr.t
0.1mg is the only commercially available strength. You can have a prescription specially compounded at a compounding pharmacy in your neighborhood if you want. You may find it economically advantageous to just give 5 tablets of the commercially available strength.
Answered by: Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

is this .99 per pill

Asked by: brlvr
Yes.
Answered by: jenn
Date published: 2013-10-22

How do you know if your overdosing your dog?

My dog is a 9 year old male chihuahua who was diagnosed with Addison's Disease. He is currently taking once a day, 0.1mg of Fludrocortisone and 1.0mg of Prednisone. He was about 5 pounds before and now about 8 or 9. How can I tell if he is overdosed on these pills? I take him to the vet for bloodwork every 6 months and they tell me its fine to keep giving the pills? Does he have to be on these pills for the rest of his life?
Asked by: Jennifer Marie
It's not uncommon for this combination of medications to be used in the treatment of Addison's disease. To prevent the possibility of overdose as you ask, your veterinarian needs to perform periodic blood tests to measure the effectiveness of these medicines in treating the disease. Keep seeing your veterinarian as often as he/she recommends.
Answered by: Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

can you recommend something for my dog with addisons disease for her thinning hair

Asked by: bear
My dog has addisons disease and the vet reccomends per-corten injection. my dog has to go in to see the vet every 28 days and has to be seen by the vet at least two to three times for blood work / year. rather expensive treatment but it does work.
Answered by: mscottt3
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is there a generic brand that is cheaper

Asked by: Dar
FLudrocortisone is the generic.
Answered by: Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is dry skin a side effect?

Asked by: Toni
Yes. It's not a common side effect, but it is a side effect none the less.
Answered by: Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

substitue for Omega QD

My Daushound has addisons disease and is currently taking Omega QD. He also gets a shot every three weeks. I s this a good sustitue fot Omega QD?
Asked by: Bill
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What is Fludrocortisone?

Fludrocortisone is used by veterinarians in the treatment of Addison's Disease. Fludrocortisone requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Easy to administer
  • Once a day dosing, typically

How it Works:

Fludrocortisone acetate is a mineralocorticoid, similar in action to aldosterone, which acts on the kidney to help balance the concentration of sodium and potassium in your pet's body.

Cautions:

If your pet experiences increased blood pressure, sudden weight gain, difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of the lips, tongue or face, stop giving Fludrocortisone and seek emergency veterinary medical attention.

Brand Name:

Florinef (Bristol-Myers Squibb)

Generic Name:

Fludrocortisone (flew-dro-cort'-ih-zone)

What is Fludrocortisone:

Fludrocortisone is a corticosteroid used to treat conditions in which the body does not produce enough of its own steroids, such as Addison's disease. Fludrocortisone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving fludrocortisone to my pet:

Do not give fludrocortisone to your pet if the pet has a serious bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Fludrocortisone weakens the pet's immune response and its ability to fight infections. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease, heart disease, stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus or any other medical conditions. Also tell your veterinarian if the pet is pregnant or lactating.

What is the most important information I should know about fludrocortisone:

Fludrocortisone is a prescription medication that is commonly used by veterinarians in dogs and cats for the treatment of Addison's disease. Fludrocortisone is available as 0.1mg scored tablets. Fludrocortisone should not be stopped suddenly. There should be a gradual reduction in dosage before stopping. Fludrocortisone should be taken with food to lessen stomach upset. Contact the veterinarian if the pet develops behavior changes, swelling, or unusual weight gain.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it almost time for the next dose, skip the dose missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of this medication.

What should I avoid while giving Fludrocortisone to my pet:

Avoid sources of infection. Do not use any vaccines without checking with the veterinarian.

What are the possible side effects of Fludrocortisone:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving fludrocortisone and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), increased blood pressure or sudden weight gain. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving fludrocortisone and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences insomnia, nausea, vomiting or stomach upset, fatigue, muscle weakness or joint pain, problems with diabetes control or increased hunger or thirst. Other side effects that occur rarely, usually with high doses of fludrocortisone include thinning of the skin, cataracts, glaucoma, behavior changes. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What other drugs will affect Fludrocortisone:

Do not give any other over the counter or prescription medications, including herbal products, during treatment with fludrocortisone without first talking to the veterinarian. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking Phenobarbital, furosemide, insulin or glipizide, phenytoin, digoxin, warfarin, or aspirin. Drugs other than those listed may interact with fludrocortisone resulting in side effects or altered effectiveness.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about Fludrocortisone written for health professionals that you may read.

Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Fludrocortisone Directions:

  • Fludrocortisone is a corticosteroid available by prescription used to treat conditions in which the body does not produce enough of its own steroids, such as Addison's disease.
  • Do not give fludrocortisone to your pet if the pet has serious bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Fludrocortisone weakens the pet's immune response and its ability to fight infections.
  • Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give more or less than is prescribed by your veterinarian.
Tip:

Keep plenty of water available for the pet to drink. Fludrocortisone should be given with food. Do not stop giving this medication suddenly if the pet has been on the medication for a few weeks. A gradual reduction in dosage may be required before stopping this medication.

Fludrocortisone Dosage:

Fludrocortisone Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 0.1mg once daily with food.
Fludrocortisone Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 0.009 mg per pound of pet's body weight once daily with food
Fludrocortisone Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature.

Fludrocortisone Ingredients:

Fludrocortisone
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Fludrocortisone Acetate 0.1 mg

What is Fludrocortisone?

Fludrocortisone is used by veterinarians in the treatment of Addison's Disease. Fludrocortisone requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Easy to administer
  • Once a day dosing, typically

How it Works:

Fludrocortisone acetate is a mineralocorticoid, similar in action to aldosterone, which acts on the kidney to help balance the concentration of sodium and potassium in your pet's body.

Cautions:

If your pet experiences increased blood pressure, sudden weight gain, difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of the lips, tongue or face, stop giving Fludrocortisone and seek emergency veterinary medical attention.

Brand Name:

Florinef (Bristol-Myers Squibb)

Generic Name:

Fludrocortisone (flew-dro-cort'-ih-zone)

What is Fludrocortisone:

Fludrocortisone is a corticosteroid used to treat conditions in which the body does not produce enough of its own steroids, such as Addison's disease. Fludrocortisone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving fludrocortisone to my pet:

Do not give fludrocortisone to your pet if the pet has a serious bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Fludrocortisone weakens the pet's immune response and its ability to fight infections. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease, heart disease, stomach ulcers, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus or any other medical conditions. Also tell your veterinarian if the pet is pregnant or lactating.

What is the most important information I should know about fludrocortisone:

Fludrocortisone is a prescription medication that is commonly used by veterinarians in dogs and cats for the treatment of Addison's disease. Fludrocortisone is available as 0.1mg scored tablets. Fludrocortisone should not be stopped suddenly. There should be a gradual reduction in dosage before stopping. Fludrocortisone should be taken with food to lessen stomach upset. Contact the veterinarian if the pet develops behavior changes, swelling, or unusual weight gain.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it almost time for the next dose, skip the dose missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of this medication.

What should I avoid while giving Fludrocortisone to my pet:

Avoid sources of infection. Do not use any vaccines without checking with the veterinarian.

What are the possible side effects of Fludrocortisone:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving fludrocortisone and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), increased blood pressure or sudden weight gain. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving fludrocortisone and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences insomnia, nausea, vomiting or stomach upset, fatigue, muscle weakness or joint pain, problems with diabetes control or increased hunger or thirst. Other side effects that occur rarely, usually with high doses of fludrocortisone include thinning of the skin, cataracts, glaucoma, behavior changes. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What other drugs will affect Fludrocortisone:

Do not give any other over the counter or prescription medications, including herbal products, during treatment with fludrocortisone without first talking to the veterinarian. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking Phenobarbital, furosemide, insulin or glipizide, phenytoin, digoxin, warfarin, or aspirin. Drugs other than those listed may interact with fludrocortisone resulting in side effects or altered effectiveness.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about Fludrocortisone written for health professionals that you may read.

Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Fludrocortisone Directions:

  • Fludrocortisone is a corticosteroid available by prescription used to treat conditions in which the body does not produce enough of its own steroids, such as Addison's disease.
  • Do not give fludrocortisone to your pet if the pet has serious bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Fludrocortisone weakens the pet's immune response and its ability to fight infections.
  • Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give more or less than is prescribed by your veterinarian.
Tip:

Keep plenty of water available for the pet to drink. Fludrocortisone should be given with food. Do not stop giving this medication suddenly if the pet has been on the medication for a few weeks. A gradual reduction in dosage may be required before stopping this medication.

Fludrocortisone Dosage:

Fludrocortisone Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 0.1mg once daily with food.
Fludrocortisone Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 0.009 mg per pound of pet's body weight once daily with food
Fludrocortisone Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature.

Fludrocortisone Ingredients:

Fludrocortisone
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Fludrocortisone Acetate 0.1 mg