Florinef , also called fludrocortisone in medical circles, is a corticosteroid to help your body maintain a balance of water and minerals for optimal functioning.

It comes as an oral tablet, taken in 50 to 200-microgram doses daily, as suggested by your doctor. Do not double your doses if you miss one dose.

Florinef may cause some unwanted side effects like headache, dizziness, swelling of the hands, feet or lower legs, and changes in weight. Some patients who take Florinef may also experience back pain, anxiety, upset stomach, constipation, skin rash or muscle weakness.

Florinef may occasionally be used for other medical illnesses, as directed by your doctor.

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