3 Oct 2009
Hydrocortisone and Fludrocortisone are both corticosteroids.
Hydrocortisone has more glucocorticoid activity, which has more anti-inflammatory effects.
Fludrocortisone has more mineralocorticoid actvity, which is needed to keep a balance of water and electrolytes, hence also helps keep blood pressure in balance.
This is just a brief explanation - if you would like more information please add a comment and I'll try and elaborate.
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How important is this?
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Have only been on this med for less than a month. Have high potassium, low sodium.
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My dog has addisons disease and I am running low on his fludrocortisone. how long can he go without?
he is 3 1/2 years old and about 55 pounds
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