Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 15, 2020.
Applies to the following strengths: 0.1 mg
Usual Adult Dose for:
Additional dosage information:
Usual Adult Dose for Addison's Disease
0.1 mg orally per day
Maintenance dose: 0.1 mg orally 3 times a week to 0.2 mg orally per day
-If transient hypertension occurs as a consequence of therapy, dose should be reduced to 0.05 mg per day
-Often given concomitantly with cortisone or hydrocortisone.
Use: For partial replacement therapy for primary and secondary adrenocortical insufficiency in Addison's disease
Usual Adult Dose for Adrenogenital Syndrome
0.1 to 0.2 mg orally per day
Use: For the treatment of salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome
Renal Dose Adjustments
Use with caution.
Liver Dose Adjustments
Use with caution.
-Hypersensitivity to the active component or to any of the ingredients
-Systemic fungal infections
Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.
Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.
Data not available
-Doses are dependent upon severity of the disease and response of individual patients.
-Continually monitor patients for signs that indicate dose adjustment may be necessary, including remission or exacerbations of disease and stress (surgery, infection, trauma).
-If a dose is missed, take it as soon as it is remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose; doses should not be doubled.
-Avoid excessive heat.
-Dispense in a tightly closed, light-resistant container.
-Cardiovascular: Monitor blood pressure regularly.
-Metabolic: Monitor serum electrolytes regularly.
-Report any medical history of heart disease, high blood pressure, or kidney or liver disease and current use of any medicines.
-Avoid exposure to chicken pox or measles if on immunosuppressant doses.
-Carry an adequate supply of medication for use in emergencies.
-Notify your physician of dizziness, severe or continuing headaches, swelling of feet or lower legs, or unusual weight gain.
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