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 (flo͞o′drō-kôr′tĭ-sōn′, -zōn′)
A synthetic steroid, C21H29FO5, used in its acetate form to treat conditions such as Addison's disease that are characterized by insufficient production of adrenal hormones.

[Shortening of fluorohydrocortisone.]
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n fludrocortisona
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While injectable medications are used during a crisis, when your dog returns home, he may be put on the oral medication Florinef (fludrocortisone).
All participants received 9-afluorocortisol (Florinef Acetate, ER Squibb & Sons), which was administered in the morning as a single oral dose of 0.4 mg per day for 7 days.
Florinef 0.1 mg each morning can be helpful but is most helpful in those under 20 years of age or those with more severe orthostatic intolerance.
The medication you are referring to (also known as Florinef) is typically used to treat insufficiency of the adrenal gland or orthostatic hypotension, which is a significant and often symptomatic drop in blood pressure with standing.
Two options are available: fludrocortisone acetate (Florinef) and desoxycorticosterone pivalate (DOCP, commonly known by the brand name Percorten-V).
Treatment includes oral fludrocortisone (Florinef), which the patient started at 0.1 mg daily, and education about orthostatic hypotension.
Depending on the sodium and fluid balance and the patient's symptoms, hypertonic 3% saline at an initial rate of 25-50 ml/hour, 325 mg salt tablets, and/or 1-2 mg daily of oral fludrocortisone (Florinef) may also be used (Palmer, 2000).
In managing the hypotension responsible for some of their most disturbing side effects, such as severe dizziness, he uses strategies ranging from surgical support stockings to low dosages (for example, 0.1 mg/day) of the mineralocorticoid fludrocortisone acetate (Florinef).
In March Global expanded its exclusive generics offerings with the approval of fludrocortisone acetate tablets, the equivalent of King Pharmaceutical Inc.'s Florinef, and Global continues to offer the only AB-rated generic version of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.'s Brethine, with its terbutaline sulfate tablets.