Used in a medical test of your adrenal glands. Treats endocrine (gland and hormone) disorders, arthritis, lupus, skin disease, allergies, swelling, autoimmune disorders, asthma, and many other medical conditions.
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to corticotropin, or porcine protein (products made from pigs). You should not use this medicine if you have stomach ulcer, congestive heart failure, osteoporosis, fungal infections, or high blood pressure. You should not use this medicine if you have herpes infection of your eyes.
Your doctor will prescribe the exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin or into one of your muscles.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet you should follow.
If you are using the gel form of this medicine, allow it to warm to room temperature before using it.
If a dose is missed:
This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
If you store this medicine at home, keep it in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine, containers, and other supplies. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.