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Floricot Tablet

Manufactured bySAMARTH LIFE SCIENCES PVT LTD
Description

Floricot Tablet is a mineralocorticoid used for the treatment of Addison's disease (a condition where the adrenal gland doesn't produce enough hormones) and other salt-losing forms of congenital adrenogenital syndrome (a group of inherited disorders that limits the hormone production of the adrenal gland). This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Floricot Tablet

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Eye pain
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Dry skin
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Sleeplessnes
  • Anxiety

Uses of Floricot Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Addison's disease
  • Adrenogenital Syndrome
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 1-2 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to fludrocortisone, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Systemic Fungal Infection

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with systemic fungal infections due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Tuberculosis

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with latent tuberculosis or tuberculin reactivity due to the increased risk of reactivation of the disease. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Valsartan

Amlodipine

Amiodarone

Clarithromycin

Warfarin

Moxifloxacin

Nalidixic acid

Dronedarone

Disease interactions

Electrolyte imbalance

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with preexisting electrolyte imbalance due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Regular monitoring of electrolyte levels is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Ocular herpes simplex

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with ocular herpes simplex due to increased risk of cornea damage. It is not recommended for use in patients with active ocular herpes simplex. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Peptic ulcer disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with active or inactive peptic ulcers or other risk factors of gastrointestinal bleeding due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition or increased risk of bleeding, especially when given in high doses for a prolonged duration. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of a rise in blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of glucose levels is necessary while taking this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by increasing the reabsorption of sodium and urinary excretion of potassium from distal tubules of the kidney.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Mineralocorticoids

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00687

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682549.html

DailyMed - FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE- fludrocortisone acetate tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 11 December 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=2e6ee871-d855-44c3-9319-8ea49035521b

Fludrocortisone [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 11 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/fludrocortisone#
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