Side effect(s) of Corticotropin

Read the side effects of Corticotropin as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances- Sodium retention, fluid retention, potassium loss, calcium loss.

Musculoskeletal- Muscle weakness, loss of muscle mass, pathologic fracture of long bones.

Gastrointestinal- Inflammation of pancreas, ulcer in esophagus, abdominal distention, peptic ulcer.

Skin- Impaired wound healing, lesions, increased sweating, pigmentation, thin, fragile skin, facial redness, acne.

Heart- High blood pressure, heart failure, inflammation of blood vessels.

Central Nervous System- Convulsions, vertigo, headache; increased intracranial pressure with papilledema (optic disc swelling).

Eye and ENT- Glare and decreased visual acuity especially during bright sunlight, increased eye pressure, glaucoma with possible eye nerve damage; protruding eyeball.

Metabolic and Hormonal- Negative nitrogen balance, increase in blood sugar, menstrual irregularities, suppression of growth, Cushingoid state.

Miscellaneous- Abscess, prolonged use of ACTH may result in antibodies to it and resulting loss of stimulatory effect, thinning of skin.



Other Precautions : *Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes.
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