fludrocortisone

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flu·dro·cor·ti·sone

 (flo͞o′drō-kôr′tĭ-sōn′, -zōn′)
n.
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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fludrocortisone

n fludrocortisona
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This follows an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into suspected anti-competitive arrangements regarding the supply of fludrocortisone acetate 0.1 mg tablets.
There are currently two options for this: an oral supplement (fludrocortisone acetate) and an injectable one (desoxycorticosterone pivalate, better known as DOCP).
Hydrocortisone tablet is given orally in order to replace cortisol while fludrocortisone acetate is recommended for aldosterone insufficiency.
Fludrocortisone acetate is a synthetic adrenocortical steroid with predominantly mineralocorticoid action.
Fludrocortisone acetate, a synthetic mineralocorticoid, is the medication of first choice for most patients with orthostatic hypotension whose symptoms are not adequately controlled using nonpharmacologic measures, (28) but keep in mind that treating orthostatic hypotension with fludrocortisones is an off-label use of the medication.
The patient is currently being followed as an outpatient with the endocrinologist, and she is on daily oral replacement therapy with fludrocortisone acetate and hydrocortisone.
The others in Group A are fludrocortisone acetate, hydrocortisone acetate, and--importantly--methylpred-nisolone and prednisone.