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Corticotropin Brand Names
Corticotropin Drug Class
Corticotropin is part of the drug class:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
- AMBENONIUM CHLORIDE/CORTICOTROPIN
This is not a complete list of Corticotropindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Corticotropin and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Corticotropin falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Corticotropin should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Corticotropin should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Take corticotropin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Corticotropin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Corticotropin is available in the following doses:
- Corticotropin 25 Units Injectable Powder For Injection
- Corticotropin 40 Units Injectable Powder For Injection
- Corticotropin 40 Units/ml Injectable Solution
- Corticotropin 80 Units/ml Injectable Solution
Forms of Medication
Corticotropin is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution
- Injectable Suspension