H.P. Acthar Gel (corticotropin) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with H.P. Acthar Gel (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.
H.P. Acthar Gel (corticotropin) drug Interactions
There are 469 drug interactions with H.P. Acthar Gel (corticotropin)
H.P. Acthar Gel (corticotropin) disease Interactions
There are 20 disease interactions with H.P. Acthar Gel (corticotropin) which include:
- (+) Tuberculin Test
- Adrenal Insufficiency
- Electrolyte Imbalance
- Gi Perforation
- Ocular Herpes Simplex
- Elevated Iop
- Fluid Retention
- Myasthenia Gravis
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
|Major||Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderate||Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minor||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.|
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