"Potential drug treatments are tested on paper, in laboratories and eventually in thousands of people. But every drug that goes through this cycle â€“ every drug that FDA approves â€“ carries some risk. One of the first lines of defense against "...
Acthrel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is corticorelin ovine trifluate (Acthrel)?
- What are the possible side effects of corticorelin ovine trifluate (Acthrel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about corticorelin ovine trifluate (Acthrel)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving corticorelin ovine trifluate (Acthrel)?
- How is corticorelin ovine trifluate given (Acthrel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Acthrel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Acthrel)?
- What should I avoid after receiving corticorelin ovine trifluate (Acthrel)?
- What other drugs will affect corticorelin ovine trifluate (Acthrel)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Acthrel)?
Since this medication is usually given as a single dose, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.
The timing of your blood tests before and after the injection is important in assuring the most accurate results from a corticorelin test. Plan to stay in the care of your healthcare providers for at least 1 hour after your injection.
What happens if I overdose (Acthrel)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include chest tightness, fast heart rate, trouble breathing, or severe redness or warmth in your face.
What should I avoid after receiving corticorelin ovine trifluate (Acthrel)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after you receive this medication.
What other drugs will affect corticorelin ovine trifluate (Acthrel)?
Tell your doctor if you have recently used dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexone, Hexadrol). Dexamethasone can affect the results of your corticorelin test.
There may be other drugs that can interact with corticorelin ovine trifluate. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about corticorelin ovine trifluate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Copyright 1996-2012 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 1.04. Revision date: 12/15/2010.
Your use of the content provided in this service indicates that you have read,understood and agree to the End-User License Agreement,which can be accessed by clicking on this link.
Additional Acthrel Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Find out what women really need.