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Cortrosyn

CORTROSYN
(cosyntropin) 0.25 mg Injection, USP 1ml Vial




DRUG DESCRIPTION

CORTROSYN™ (cosyntropin) for Injection is a sterile lyophilized powder in vials containing 0.25 mg of CORTROSYN™ and 10 mg of mannitol to be reconstituted with 1 mL of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP. Administration is by intravenous or intramuscular injection. Cosyntropin is a 1 – 24 corticotropin, a synthetic subunit of ACTH. It is an open chain polypeptide containing, from the N terminus, the first 24 of the 39 amino acids of natural ACTH. The sequence of amino acids in the 1 – 24 compound is as follows:

Ser 1 Tyr 2 Ser 3 Met 4 Glu 5 His 6 Phe 7 Arg 8 Trp 9 Gly 10 Lys 11
Pro 12 Val 13 Gly 14 Lys 15 Lys 16 Arg 17 Arg 18 Pro 19 Val 20 Lys 21 Val 22
Tyr 23 Pro 24                  

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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/17/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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