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Generic: corticotropin
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It is used as a diagnostic aid to test the adrenal glands
               



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What if I miss a dose?

In a diagnostic procedure, this does not apply.

For other treatments, if you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • mifepristone

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • diuretics
  • ritodrine
  • vaccines

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

If you are taking this medicine for a long time, carry an identification card with your name, address, the type and dose of your medicine, and your doctor's name and address.

Stay away from people who are sick. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are exposed to anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.

Do not receive any vaccinations as you may get a strong reaction. Avoid people who have recently taken oral polio vaccine.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you have received this medicine within the last twelve months.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • black, tarry stools
  • changes in vision
  • change in the amount of urine
  • confusion
  • fever, sore throat, or other signs of infection
  • hallucinations
  • increased thirst
  • irregular heartbeat
  • mental depression, mood swings
  • menstrual problems
  • muscle cramps
  • nausea, vomiting
  • pain in hips, back, ribs, arms, shoulders, or legs
  • rounding out of face
  • skin problems, acne, thin and shiny skin
  • stomach pain
  • swelling of feet or lower legs
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • weight gain

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • increased appetite
  • nervousness, restlessness, or difficulty sleeping
  • stomach upset
  • unusual increased growth of hair on the face or body

               
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