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Addison's Disease Treatments

Treatment

Symptoms of Addison's disease can be controlled with medications. These drugs can replace the missing hormones. Medication needs to be taken for the rest of your life. They may be increased in times of stress.

Medications may include:

Immediate treatment of adrenal crisis includes:

  • Hydrocortisone
  • Salt water
  • Sugar

Maintenance

Regular blood tests are needed to monitor your response to medication. Wear a medical alert bracelet in case of an emergency.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2021 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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