Corticotropin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Corticotropin?

(kor ti koe TROE pin)

• This medicine is used to check the adrenal gland's function.

• This medicine is used to relieve allergy symptoms.

• This medicine is used to treat Addison's disease.

• This medicine is used to treat arthritis.

• This medicine is used to treat asthma.

• This medicine is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

• This medicine is used to treat diseases where the anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressant properties are needed.

• This medicine is used to treat infantile spasms.

• This medicine is used to treat inflamed areas of the body.

• This medicine is used to treat leukemia.

• This medicine is used to treat lymphoma.

• This medicine is used to treat myasthenia gravis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have been taking this medicine for several weeks, talk with healthcare provider before stopping. You may want to gradually withdraw this medicine.

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Avoid exposure to chickenpox and measles.

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider. This medicine can increase blood sugar.

• If you have glaucoma or cataracts, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are being treated for any infection, talk with healthcare provider.

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