Cortrosyn Side Effects
Generic Name: cosyntropin
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of cosyntropin. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Cortrosyn.
For the Consumer
Applies to cosyntropin: injectable powder for injection
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregivers right away if you have redness, swelling, or hives where the medicine was injected.
Common side effects may include:
fast or slow heartbeats;
increased blood pressure; or
swelling in your hands or feet.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to cosyntropin: injectable powder for injection, intravenous solution
Cardiovascular side effects have included bradycardia, tachycardia and hypertension.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included rash and slight whealing with splotchy erythema at the injection site.[Ref]
General side effects have included peripheral edema.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity side effects have rarely included anaphylaxis.[Ref]
Patients with a preexisting allergic disease and/or a previous reaction to natural ACTH may experience a rare hypersensitivity reaction to cosyntropin.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Cortrosyn (cosyntropin)" Organon, West Orange, NJ.
Not all side effects for Cortrosyn 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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