Cosyntropin Side Effects
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 cosyntropin 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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