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Acton 60IU Injection

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Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Product introduction

Acton 60IU Injection is an adrenocorticotropic hormone analogue. It is used in the treatment of infantile spasms.

Acton 60IU Injection is given as an injection into the skin or muscles under the supervision of a doctor.  It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include fluid retention, increased appetite, glucose intolerance, and high blood pressure.  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had high blood pressure, or heart problems or had liver or kidney disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Acton Injection

  • Infantile spasms

Benefits of Acton Injection

In Infantile spasms

Infantile spasms or seizures (fits), occur in babies, that make muscles in the arms and legs stiff and bend the baby's head forward. Babies may also have slow development or loss of skills (like babbling, sitting, or crawling) if these spasms are left untreated. Acton 60IU Injection helps stimulate release of those hormones in babies, that help to treat infantile spasms and also prevents its associated complications. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse. Follow your doctor's instuctions carefully.

Side effects of Acton Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Acton

  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Mood changes
  • Behavioral changes
  • Infection
  • Seizure
  • Fluid retention

How to use Acton Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

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.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Acton 60IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Acton 60IU Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Acton 60IU Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Acton 60IU 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 60IU Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Acton 60IU Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Acton 60IU Injection is used in the treatment of infantile spasms (seizures) in babies and children.
  • Inform your doctor if your child is allergic to any kind of food, dyes, preservatives, etc.
  • If your child is taking any other medicines, give complete details to the doctor.
  • Inform your child's doctor if he/she has medical problems like congenital (inborn) infections or congestive heart failure.
  • Acton 60IU Injection is given as a shot under the skin or into one of the muscles by a healthcare professional.
  • It is very important that your doctor check your child's progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly.
  • This medicine may increase the risk of developing infections. Check with your child's doctor immediately if you think he/she gets a fever or chills, cough or hoarseness, or painful or difficult urination.
  • This medicine may cause changes in mood and behavior. Check with your doctor if your child has trouble sleeping, feeling depressed or irritable, mood swings, or other changes in behavior.

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Patient concerns

Nousia vomiting stomach spasms (nutmeg allergies)
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Tab Domstal 1 tab SOS, Tab Drotin 1 tab SOS and get yourself examined in clinic
Back spasms during sleep.and disturb my sleepy.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Hot fomentation, Avoid forward bending, Ointment Omnigel locally twice a day x 3 days

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Country of origin: India

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