corticorelin ovine triflutate (cont.)
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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.
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.
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