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Effects of ACTH

For a year I have had a vast array of symptoms including Gastrointestinal problems: diarreah, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain. These were all diagnosed with Collagenous Collitis in May of 2005, however after many forms of treatment, I was not "healed...
by Dani Reynolds in Yakima, WA, 02/18/2006

Cosyntropin (Cortrosyn)
(koh- SIN-troh-pin)
Pregnancy Category: C Cortrosyn (Rx)

Classification: ACTH derivative, synthetic

See Also: See also Corticosteroids .

Action/Kinetics: Synthetic ACTH derivative that causes effects similar to those of ACTH, although fewer hypersensitivity reactions have been noted. The activity of 0.25 mg cosyntropin is equal to 25 units of ACTH.

Uses: Diagnosis of adrenocortical insufficiency.

How Supplied: Powder for injection: 0.25 mg

Adults, usual: 0.25 mg dissolved in sterile saline. Range: 0.25-0.75 mg. Pediatric, under 2 years: 0.125 mg IM.
Adults: 0.25 mg given over a 2-min period.
?IV Infusion
Adults: 0.25 mg given at a rate of 0.04 mg/hr over a 6-hr period.

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