Understand How Meds to Treat Orthostatic Hypotension Stack Up

You'll hear more about meds used to treat "orthostatic HYPOtension"...or drops in blood pressure (BP) upon standing.

Fludrocortisone (Florinef, etc) boosts BP by causing sodium and water retention.

Pay extra attention to decimal points on fludrocortisone orders. Most patients with orthostatic hypotension will get 0.1 mg daily...but in rare cases, doses up to 1 mg daily may be needed.

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