Substitutes for FLORICOT
Medicine Overview of FLORICOT TABLET
Uses of FLORICOT TABLET
Side effects of FLORICOT TABLET
Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Salt retention, Water retention, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract.
How to use FLORICOT TABLET
How FLORICOT TABLET works
In Depth Information on FLORICOT TABLET
Expert advice for FLORICOT TABLET
- Fludrocortisone should be cautiously in children who are suffering from or are exposed to other children suffering from chickenpox, measles or other communicable diseases.
- When increased glucocorticoid effect is desirable (such as during physical trauma, major surgery or severe illness), doctor might prescribe cortisone or hydrocortisone along with fludrocortisone tablets.
- Inform the doctor if you are suffering from any intestinal, bowel disorder or stomach ulcer, liver, kidney or thyroid disease, infection or inflammation of vein(s) in legs, mental disorder (especially depression) in self or family member, recurrent fits, any form of cancer, osteoporosis (thin or brittle bones), periodic weakness of muscles (especially myasthenia gravis), high blood pressure, heart failure, increased eye pressure (glaucoma), diabetes, or have had bowel surgery.
- You may be more likely to experience side effects of fludrocortisone if you are >65 years of age.
- When given to the patients who are <18 years old, fludrocortisone may lead to retarded growth.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.