Acthrel Side Effects
Generic Name: corticorelin
Note: This document contains side effect information about corticorelin. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Acthrel.
For the Consumer
Applies to corticorelin: intravenous powder for solution
Along with its needed effects, corticorelin (the active ingredient contained in Acthrel) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking corticorelin: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
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking corticorelin: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.
Some side effects of Acthrel may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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