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(cosyntropin) 0.25 mg Injection, USP 1ml Vial
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|
What are the precautions when taking cosyntropin (Cortrosyn)?
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/17/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Cortrosyn Information
- Cortrosyn Drug Interactions Center: cosyntropin inj
- Cortrosyn Side Effects Center
- Cortrosyn Overview including Precautions
- Cortrosyn FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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