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Acton Prolongatum 60IU Injection

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Composition for Acton Prolongatum 60IU Injection

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Primary uses of Acton Prolongatum 60IU Injection

Infantile spasms
MRP
1964.46
5 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Acton Prolongatum Injection

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Uses of Acton Prolongatum Injection

Acton Prolongatum 60IU Injection is used in the treatment of infantile spasms.
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Acton Prolongatum Injection side effects

Common

Fluid retention, Increased appetite, Glucose intolerance, Weight gain, Increased blood pressure, Mood changes, Behavioural changes.

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How to use Acton Prolongatum Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer. Acton Prolongatum 60IU Injection may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Acton Prolongatum 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.
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In Depth Information on Acton Prolongatum Injection

Expert advice for Acton Prolongatum Injection

  • 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.
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Acton Prolongatum Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Acton Prolongatum Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Acton Prolongatum 60IU 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.
Lactation
Acton Prolongatum 60IU Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Acton Prolongatum 60IU Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Acton Prolongatum 60IU Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Acton Prolongatum 60IU Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Frequently asked questions about Acton Prolongatum Injection

Frequently asked questions about Corticotropin

Acton prolongatum is not a steroid or cortisol
Acton prolongatum is another name for adrenocorticotropic hormone
Acton prolongatum is administered to treat infantile spasm (severe fits syndrome) in infants and children under 2 years of age and multiple sclerosis (damaged insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord) in adults. It is also used to treat breathing, blood, arthritis, endocrine, skin or eye problems, bowel inflammation or certain cancers
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