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(also known as Fludrocortisone)
Florinef (fludrocortisone acetate) is a synthetic corticosteroid with moderate glucocorticoid potency and much greater mineralocorticoid potency. It is used primarily to replace the missing hormone Aldosterone in various forms of adrenal insufficiency such as Addison's disease and the classic salt wasting (21-hydroxyla... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Addison's Disease
Congenital Adrenal Hype...
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Epilepsy & Seizures
Overall, 97% (250 Members) find Florinef helpful

Florinef Reviews

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Been on it 12 years, works.
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I have noticed that when I take this everyday, I develop increasing swelling in my fingers, and sometimes even edema around my eyes. I am now trying taking this every 2-3 days rather than everyday
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It works but have to adjust it every summer.
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Life changing. Take .2mg daily. Being evaluated for Cortef. No side effects other than slight weight gain. Struggle with low potassium not high. New symptoms may not be Addison related.
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Saves my life, but swelling each moth for a week is killing me all over. It seems to be the florinef.
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No side effects- I take 0.1 every other day.
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I currently take Florinef every day. My daily dose depends on the amount I am sweating (i.e. more on hotter days, days I exercise or am cramping and less on other days). Besides the cramping, one way I know I am low is that I get light-headed and almost feel like I will faint when I walk up stairs.
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Works amazingly.
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Have been taking Florinef faily for over two years. I've been quite healthy in this time with no noticeable side effects.
I don't remember any side effects but I took it as a child and never really remember anyone telling me about possible side effects to be on watch for.
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  1. Advice: florinef dosing
    Yes they are side effects listen to your body try taking half. Why do you take it? [More]
  2. Advice: florinef dosing
    Stuff messed me up for a long time. That little pill is powerful and lastsa long time. The doc said I had to take it after years of ruining my life I ... [More]
  3. Advice: florinef dosing
    I started florinef 0.1mg today. I was just reading that others recommend starting with 1/4 pill for 7 days and increasing 1/4 pill every 7 days to av... [More]
  4. Discussion: SAI and low potassium
    Are you on Florinef/Fludrocortisone? [More]
  5. Discussion: Abroad and can't get Florinef. HELP!!
    Oh, duh! I can't believe I didn't think of that. YES. High doses of corticosteroids have mineralocorticoid properties. That is to say, generally, ... [More]