It is used as a diagnostic aid to test the adrenal glands
What is this medicine?CORTICOTROPIN (kawr ti koh TROH pin) is a hormone that occurs naturally in the body. It is used as a diagnostic aid to test the adrenal glands. It is also used to treat problems of the eyes, joints, lungs, nervous system, skin, thyroid, and others.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?In a diagnostic procedure, this medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
For other treatments, this medicine is for injection into a muscle or under the skin. You will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.