Fludrocortisone Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Addison's Disease

0.05 to 0.1 mg orally/24 hours (range 0.1 mg 3 times a week to 0.2 mg/day)

Usual Adult Dose for Adrenogenital Syndrome

0.1 to 0.2 mg orally/24 hours

Usual Pediatric Dose for Addison's Disease

Infant: 0.1 to 0.2 mg orally/24 hours.
Child: 0.05 to 0.1 mg orally/24 hours (range 0.1 mg 3 times a week to 0.2 mg/day)

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dose Adjustments

If transient hypertension develops, reduce dose to 0.05 mg/day.

Precautions

Addison's Disease: Monitor closely for increase in blood pressure or weight, edema or cardiac enlargement.
Watch for infection, sodium retention and potassium loss - potassium supplementation may be needed.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration with cortisone (10 to 37.5 mg/day) or hydrocortisone (10 to 30 mg/day) is preferred.

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