Who should not take FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- active tuberculosis
- inactive tuberculosis
- an infection due to a fungus
- a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
- a hormone disorder where the body produces high levels of cortisol called Cushing's syndrome
- low amount of potassium in the blood
- myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
- increased pressure in the eye
- glaucoma, an increased pressure in the eye
- clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
- high blood pressure
- chronic heart failure
- an ulcer from too much stomach acid
- hardening of the liver
- decreased kidney function
- osteoporosis, a condition of weak bones
- fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
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