Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Fludrocortisone Tablets

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Description
Product 
Fludrocortisone Tablets
Product Information
Fludrocortisone is a mineralocorticoid, a hormone that helps to regulate the concentration of sodium and potassium in the body.
For
Dogs and Cats
Generic Name
Fludrocortisone
Brand Names
Florinef®
Drug Class
Mineralocorticoid
Product Description & Form
*Tablet size, color, shape, markings, or coating may be different from description. Fludrocortisone is a generic medication, and therefore we may have different manufacturers at any given time. Tablets may vary in appearance. 
Current Manufacturer: Teva
Fludrocortisone 0.1 mg tablets 100 ct: 9 mm, yellow, oval tablet, scored in half, imprinted with b;997;1/10. (NDC 00555-0997-02)
Benefits
  • Used to treat Addison's disease (adrenocortical insufficiency, hypoadrenocorticism), this condition generally requires a lifetime of treatment
  • Used to lower the potassium level in animals with hyperkalemia (high blood levels of potassium)
  • Used to control sodium and potassium levels in dogs and cats
  • May be given without food, unless it causes stomach upset
Active Ingredients
Fludrocortisone acetate
Inactive Ingredients
Anhydrous lactose, corn starch, dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, D&C yellow No 1 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycolate type A potato, talc.
Usage
Fludrocortisone should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian.
Missed Doses
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
Side Effects
Side effects are rare. They generally occur if the dosage is excessive or if the medication is discontinued too rapidly. Side effects may include increased thirst and urination, upset stomach, high blood pressure, water retention, and low potassium levels or muscle weakness. Contact your veterinarian if you notice frequent urination, urinary incontinence or excessive thirst. Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
The following drugs can potentially interact with fludrocortisone acetate: potassium-depleting diuretics (e.g. hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide). Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. 
Cautions
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
Adverse Reactions
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Storage
Store at 68°F to 77°F in controlled room temperature. Avoid excessive heat. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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