Miscellaneous diagnostic tests:

Indications for: CORTROSYN

For use in the screening of patients presumed to have adrenocortical insufficiency.

Adults and Children:

Give by IV, IM inj or IV infusion over 4–8hrs. <2yrs: 0.125mg. ≥2yrs: Usual range: 0.25–0.75mg.

CORTROSYN Warnings/Precautions:

Patients with raised bilirubin or where plasma contains free hemoglobin: falsely high fluorescence measurements may result. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

CORTROSYN Classification:

Synthetic ACTH.

CORTROSYN Interactions:

May accentuate the electrolyte loss associated with diuretics. May exhibit abnormally high plasma cortisol levels if patients taking cortisone, hydrocortisone, spironolactone, estrogens.

Adverse Reactions:

Hypersensitivity reactions (eg, rare, but possible), bradycardia, tachycardia, hypertension, peripheral edema, rash.

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