Corticotropin

Overview

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  • 18 Hormones and other endocrine drugs and contraceptives

Primary Characterstics

Indications

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Pharmacokinetics

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Contraindications

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Drug Interactions

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Side Effects

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Dosage

Corticotropin's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

10 to 25 18 (17.5)As recommended.I/Vfor diagnostic pupose in 500ml of glucose 5% interavevenously over 8 hour.
80 to 120 units/day100 (100)As recommended.IMAcute Exacerbations of Multiple Sclerosis: should be injected for 2 to 3 weeks.
20 to 80 units50 (50)As recommended.IM/SCRepository injection: should be injected every 24-72 hours. For therapeutic purpose.

Paedriatic Dosage (20kg)

40 to 80 60 (60)As recommended.I/M or S.COver 2 years of age. every 24 to 72 hours.

Neonatal Dosage (3kg)

75 unit/m275 (75)As recommended.I/Munder 2 year of age. Twice daily over a 2 weeks period, then gradually taperod over adrenal insuffication.

High Risk Groups

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Warning / Precautions

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Storage Conditions

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Interference in Pathology

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Brands / Trade Names of Corticotropin

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Manufacturers of Corticotropin in Pakistan

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