Acthar (corticotropin) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Acthar (corticotropin):
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility
ACTH - fluid retention
Adrenocorticotropic agents may cause hypernatremia, hypokalemia, fluid retention, and elevation in blood pressure. Therapy with these agents, particularly if intended for longer than brief periods, should be administered cautiously in patients with preexisting fluid retention or conditions that may be aggravated by these effects. Dietary sodium restriction and potassium supplementation may be advisable. The manufacturers consider the use of adrenocorticotropic agents to be contraindicated in patients with congestive heart failure or uncontrolled hypertension.
- "Product Information. Acthrel (corticorelin)." Ferring Laboratories Inc, Tarrytown, NY.
- "Product Information. Cortrosyn (cosyntropin)" Organon, West Orange, NJ.
- "Product Information. Acthar (corticotropin)." Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Collegeville, PA.
Acthar (corticotropin) drug Interactions
There are 484 drug interactions with Acthar (corticotropin)
Acthar (corticotropin) disease Interactions
There are 20 disease interactions with Acthar (corticotropin) which include:
- (+) Tuberculin Test
- Adrenal Insufficiency
- Electrolyte Imbalance
- Gi Perforation
- Ocular Herpes Simplex
- Elevated Iop
- Fluid Retention
- Myasthenia Gravis
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
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