Cosyntropin (Injection)

Introduction

Cosyntropin (koe-sin-TROE-pin)

Used to test how your adrenal glands are working.

Brand Name(s)

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

Cortrosyn

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to cosyntropin.

How to Use This Medicine

Injectable

  • This medicine will be given by your doctor or nurse.
  • An intravenous or IV injection is given through a tube put in one of your veins, usually in your arm, wrist, or hand.
  • An intramuscular or IM injection is a shot given in the muscle of your upper arm, thigh, or buttocks.
  • Your blood will be tested before and after you receive this medicine.

If a dose is missed:

  • If you miss your appointment for this test, call your doctor for another appointment.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using a diuretic ("water pill").

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before receiving this medicine.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

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