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PACKING : 5ML
GENERIC NAME : CORTICOTROPHIN CARBOXYMETHYL
Composition: Corticotropin (60IU)
Treatment with Acton 60 IU Injectionicon
Acton 60 IU Injection is used in the treatment of infantile spasms.
Self Care Tips :
Consult your doctor if you have diabetes, glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems), diarrhoea, myasthenia gravis (periodic muscle weakness), low thyroid level, liver cirrhosis (chronic liver disease), patients with risk of osteoporosis (porous and thin bones), have measles, tuberculosis, chickenpox or shingles.
Seek medical advice if you suffer from high blood pressure, salt and water retention, signs of infection, heart or gastrointestinal problem after taking corticotropin.
Take precautions while withdrawing from corticotropin therapy as you may develop the symptoms of Cushing syndrome (fatigue, loss of appetite, lethargy, weakness, low blood pressure, abdominal pain).
Do not take any vaccines during corticotropin treatment.
Do not stop corticotropin treatment abruptly and without consulting your doctor. Do not use corticotropin longer than prescribed.
Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
The patient must take certain measures before and while using Acton 60 IU Injectionicon to ensure proper treatment and avoid any unreasonable scenario. These include :-
Acton 60 IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Acton 60 IU Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
It is not known whether Acton 60 IU Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
There is limited information available on the use of Acton 60 IU Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Some of the side effects are :-
Fluid retention, Increased appetite, Glucose intolerance, Weight gain, High blood pressure, Mood changes, Behavioural changes.
How Acton Injection works
Corticotropin is an adrenocorticotropic hormone analogue. It works by stimulating cortex of the adrenal gland to produce more adrenocortical hormones like corticosteroids and glucocorticoids which have anti-inflammatory and other regulatory activities in body.
How to use Acton Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.