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DESCRIPTION

Fludrocortisone Acetate Tablets USP contain fludrocortisone acetate, a synthetic adrenocortical steroid possessing very potent mineralocorticoid properties and high glucocorticoid activity; it is used only for its mineralocorticoid effects. The chemical name for fludrocortisone acetate is 9-fluoro-11beta,17,21-trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione 21-acetate.

It has the following molecular formula C23H31FO6 with a molecular weight of 422.49. (CAS 514-36-3)

Fludrocortisone Acetate is available for oral administration as scored tablets providing 0.1 mg fludrocortisone acetate per tablet. Inactive ingredients: calcium phosphate, color additive (D&C Red No. 27), corn starch, lactose, magnesium stearate, sodium benzoate, and talc.

CATEGORIES, BRAND NAMES

CATEGORIES: Addison's Disease; Adrenocortical Insufficiency; Pregnancy Category C; FDA Approved 1955 Aug; WHO Formulary

FDA Drug Class: Adrenal Corticosteroids

BRAND NAMES: Astonin; Astonin H; Florinef
(Foreign brand names outside U.S. in italics)





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