Acton Prolongatum Injection

Acton Prolongatum Injection

Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Uses of Acton Prolongatum Injection:
Infantile spasms
Composition of Acton Prolongatum Injection:
Corticotropin 60IU
MRP: 2141.26
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Corticotropin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of infantile spasms.

Side effects

  • Behavioural changes
  • Fluid retention
  • Glucose intolerance
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased appetite
  • Mood changes
  • Weight gain

How to use

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

How it 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..
Q. Is Corticotropin a steroid, cortisol?
Corticotropin is not a steroid or cortisol

Q. Corticotropin is another name for?
Corticotropin is another name for adrenocorticotropic hormone

Q. Why is Corticotropin administered?
Corticotropin 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
  • 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.

Product Details

SKU: PC-1029
Product Description: Acton Prolongatum Injection is manufactured by Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Packing: Vial
Condition: New
Sold by: Pulse Pharmacy India Pvt. Ltd.

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