Acthrel Side Effects
Generic Name: corticorelin
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of corticorelin. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Acthrel.
For the Consumer
Applies to corticorelin: intravenous powder for solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by corticorelin (the active ingredient contained in Acthrel). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking corticorelin, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:Incidence not known:
- Difficult or labored breathing
- feeling of warmth
- hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- redness of the skin
- redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
- tightness in the chest
If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking corticorelin, get emergency help immediately:Symptoms of overdose:
- Difficult or labored breathing
- severe redness of the face
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to corticorelin: intravenous powder for injection
Very common (10% or more): Flushing of the face, neck, and upper chest (16%)
Common (1% to 10%): Asystole
Frequency not reported: Prolonged flushing, tachycardia, hypotension, "chest compression" or tightness, increases in heart rate, decreases in blood pressure, transient flushing[Ref]
The most commonly reported side effects were flushing of the face, neck, and upper chest.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): "Absence-like" loss of consciousness, grand mal epileptic seizure[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Urge to take a deep breath
Frequency not reported: Dyspnea[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Acthrel (corticorelin)." Ferring Laboratories Inc, Tarrytown, NY.
Not all side effects for Acthrel may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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