What happens if I miss a dose (Acthar Gel, H.P.)?
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, contact your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
What happens if I overdose (Acthar Gel, H.P.)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
A single large dose of corticotropin is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms. However, long-term use could lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
What should I avoid while using corticotropin (Acthar Gel, H.P.)?
Do not receive a smallpox vaccine or any "live" vaccine while you are being treated with corticotropin. Vaccines may not work as well while you are using a steroid.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are using corticotropin.
What other drugs will affect corticotropin (Acthar Gel, H.P.)?
The following drugs can interact with or may be affected by corticotropin. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these medicines:
- aspirin (used on a daily basis or at high doses);
- a diuretic (water pill); or
- insulin or diabetes medications you use by mouth.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with corticotropin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about corticotropin.
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.
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