SAMARTH PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
PACKING : 1X10
GENERIC NAME : FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE
Composition: Fludrocortisone (100mcg)
Treatment with Floricot 100 mcg Tablet
Floricot 100 mcg Tablet is used in the treatment of Addison’s disease and congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Self Care Tips :
Fludrocortisone should be cautiously in children who are suffering from or are exposed to other children suffering from chickenpox, measles or other communicable diseases.
When increased glucocorticoid effect is desirable (such as during physical trauma, major surgery or severe illness), doctor might prescribe cortisone or hydrocortisone along with fludrocortisone tablets.
When given to the patients who are <18 years old, fludrocortisone may lead to retarded growth.
The patient must take certain measures before and while using Xtane 25 mg Tableticon to ensure proper treatment and avoid any unreasonable scenario. These include :-
Floricot 100 mcg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Floricot 100 mcg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Floricot 100 mcg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Floricot 100 mcg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Floricot 100 mcg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Some of the side effects are :-
Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Edema (swelling), Salt retention, Water retention, High blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract.
How Floricot Tablet works
Floricot 100 mcg Tablet belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It replaces the deficient natural hormone and relieves the signs and symptoms of Addison’s disease. It relieves the signs and symptoms of the adrenogenital syndrome by binding to aldosterone receptors in the body. This binding, in turn, causes retention of salt and water in the body, raises blood pressure and lowers potassium levels. Fludrocortisone reduces inflammation by switching off multiple inflammatory genes (encoding cytokines, chemokines, adhesion molecules, inflammatory enzymes, receptors and proteins) that have been activated during the chronic inflammatory process.
How to use Floricot Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Floricot 100 mcg Tablet is to be taken with food.
What if you miss a dose of Floricot Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Floricot 100 mcg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.