Florinef (Fludrocortisone Acetate) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Florinef
Florinef (generic name: Fludrocortisone) is a steroid, which prevents the body from producing certain substance that cause inflammation. You can buy Florinef for treating conditions where the body cannot produce steroids on its own. Examples of such conditions include the salt-losing Adrenogenital Syndrome and Addison’s disease.
Side Effects for Florinef
Allergic reactions may occur after taking Florinef. The side effects of an allergic reaction would be the swelling of the tongue, throat, lips and face. Other side effects include hives and difficulty breathing. Stop the medication immediately and seek medical assistance if you face any of these side effects.
Mild side effects may also occur while taking Florinef. Inform your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a long time. These include insomnia or other sleep problems, mood changes, slow healing of wounds, acne, and increased sweating. Other minor side effects include headache, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, and bruising, discoloration, or thinning of skin. Another mild side effect would be change in the shape and location of body fat around the arms, legs, neck, breasts, face, and waist.
Serious side effects rarely occur when using Florinef, but need to be informed to the doctor as soon as possible. These include vision problems, rapid weight gain, unusual thoughts and behavior, and seizure. Other severe side effects include severe depression, bloody stools, coughing up of blood, and high blood pressure. Pancreatitis may occur, which is characterized by severe pain in the upper stomach. This pain would spread to the back and would be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and a rapid heart rate.
Do not buy Florinef if you are allergic to Fludrocortisone. Avoid this medication if you have any fungal infection in any other part of your body. Steroidal medications like Florinef tend to weaken the immune system. This increases the chance of an infection, and can worsen an infection you may already be suffering from. Inform your doctor about any infection you have had recently before you buy Florinef. Tell your doctor beforehand if you have had liver disease, kidney disease, or tuberculosis several weeks before your Florinef prescription. This also holds true in the case of osteoporosis, depression, herpes infection of the eyes, muscle disorders, diabetes, or high blood pressure. Inform your doctor if you have had stomach ulcers, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, or congestive heart failure.
Florinef may be dangerous to the health of an unborn child. Consult your doctor about the effect Florinef may have if you are pregnant or if you are planning to get pregnant. Seek your doctor’s advice even if you are breastfeeding a baby.
Florinef is an oral medication that is recommended to be taken once every day. Follow your doctor’s orders if he/she has given a different prescription for your condition. The medication may be subject to changes based on your reactions.
Florinef can interact with different medications, including Aspirin, diuretic pills, Digoxin, birth control pills, and Warfarin before you buy Florinef. Inform your doctor about all the medications you used or are using. This includes over-the-counter, as well as prescribed medications.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.