Fludrocortisone Acetate (Generic Florinef) is used to treat cats and dogs who suffer from Addison's Disease. What is Fludrocortisone Acetate (Generic Florinef)? used to treat Addison's Disease (hypoadrenocorticism). It may also be used to lower the potassium level in animals with high levels of potassium in their blood. What are the benefits of Fludrocortisone Acetate (Generic Florinef)? Easy to administer Treats Addison's Disease Formulated for: Dogs and cats How does this medication work? 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. What form(s) does Fludrocortisone Acetate (Generic Florinef) come in? Tablet Common Brand Name: Florinef (Bristol-Myers Squibb) Generic Name: Fludrocortisone Dose and Administration: Use according to your veterinarian's instructions. Possible Side Effects: 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. Precautions: 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. Storage: Store at room temperature. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to Fludrocortisone Acetate (Generic Florinef). Size: 0.1 mg.
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