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What is fludrocortisone?

Fludrocortisone is a type of drug called a corticosteroid. Fludrocortisone is taken orally and is used to treat conditions in which the body does not produce enough of its own steroids, such as Addison's disease, and salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome. It is used to help control the amount of sodium and fluids in your body. It works by decreasing the amount of sodium that is lost (excreted) in your urine.

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