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cosyntropin (Cortrosyn) is a drug used in diagnostic testing to determine the presence of primary versus secondary adrenocortical insufficiency. The intramuscular injection may be prescribed for other disease processes including hemolytic, ocular, endocrine, dermatologic, and collagen disorders. Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, storage, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to using this medication.

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    • Addison's Disease Addison disease is a hormonal (endocrine) disorder involving destruction of the adrenal glands (small glands adjacent to the...learn more »
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      Addison's Disease Article
      • Addison's disease facts*
      • What is Addison's disease?
      • How does Addison's disease occur?
      • What is cortisol?
      • How is cortisol regulated?
      • What is aldosterone?
      • What causes Addison's disease?
      • Primary adrenal insufficiency
      • Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome
      • Tuberculosis
      • Other causes of Addison's disease
      • Secondary adrenal insufficiency
      • What are the signs and symptoms of Addison's disease?
      • How is Addison's disease diagnosed?
      • How is Addison's disease treated?
      • Surgery
      • Pregnancy?
      • Patient education
      • For more information

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Terms related to cosyntropin-injectable:

  • Cortrosyn