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Cosyntropin (Injection)

Cosyntropin (koe-sin-TROE-pin)

Used as part of a medical test of the adrenal glands.

Brand Name(s):

Cortrosyn, Novaplus Cosyntropin

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to cosyntropin.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

  • A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
  • An IV injection is given through a small tube that is put in one of your veins, usually in your arm, wrist, or hand.
  • An IM injection is a shot given in the muscle of your upper arm, thigh, or buttocks.
  • If you miss your appointment for this test, call your doctor.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Tell your doctor if you are also using a diuretic (water pill).

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are allergic to corticotropins.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 8/4/2014


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