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- What is cosyntropin-injectable, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for cosyntropin-injectable?
- Is cosyntropin-injectable available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for cosyntropin-injectable?
- What are the side effects of cosyntropin-injectable?
- What is the dosage for cosyntropin-injectable?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with cosyntropin-injectable?
- Is cosyntropin-injectable safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about cosyntropin-injectable?
What is cosyntropin-injectable, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
: Cosyntropin is a manufactured version of the body's natural adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH). ACTH is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. It stimulates the adrenal gland to release steroids including hydrocortisone and cortisone, androgens, as well as aldosterone. Cosyntropin has the same activity as ACTH. The FDA approved Cosyntropin in April 1970.
What brand names are available for cosyntropin-injectable?
Is cosyntropin-injectable available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for cosyntropin-injectable?
What are the side effects of cosyntropin-injectable?
Adverse effects associated with the use of cosyntropin include slowed heart rate, high blood pressure, edema (fluid buildup) in limbs, and rapid heartbeat. Other adverse effects include rash as well as redness at the injection site. Side effects associated with corticosteroid use are also commonly reported with cosyntropin use. There have been rare reports of anaphylactic reactions.
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