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ACTH injection

Side Effects

List ACTH injection side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with ACTH injection:

Common side effects of ACTH injection:

  • High Blood PressureSevere
  • InfectionSevere
  • AcneLess Severe
  • Cushing's SyndromeLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Easily Angered or AnnoyedLess Severe
  • Excessive HairinessLess Severe
  • Scaly Oily Skin Problem Primarily On Face and ScalpLess Severe
  • Skin DiscolorationLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of ACTH injection:

  • Enlargement of the Ventricles of the BrainSevere
  • High Amount of Sodium in the BloodSevere
  • High Blood SugarSevere
  • Insufficiency of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary GlandSevere
  • Low Amount of Calcium in the BloodSevere
  • Low Amount of Phosphate in the BloodSevere
  • Low Amount of Potassium in the BloodSevere
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe
  • Stuffy NoseLess Severe

Rare side effects of ACTH injection:

  • AbscessSevere
  • Accumulation of Blood in Subdural Space Under Skull BoneSevere
  • AlkalosisSevere
  • CataractsSevere
  • Chronic Heart FailureSevere
  • Hemorrhage Within the SkullSevere
  • High Pressure Within the SkullSevere
  • Impaired Wound HealingSevere
  • Increased Pressure in EyesSevere
  • Left Ventricular HypertrophySevere
  • Lower Seizure ThresholdSevere
  • PancreatitisSevere
  • ShockSevere
  • Ulcers of EsophagusSevere
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Excessive SweatingLess Severe
  • Extreme Sense of Well BeingLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • FeverLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Hemorrhage of Blood Under the SkinLess Severe
  • Increased HungerLess Severe
  • Irregular PeriodsLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Muscle WeaknessLess Severe
  • Sensation of Spinning or WhirlingLess Severe
  • Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots on the SkinLess Severe
  • Swelling of the AbdomenLess Severe
  • Temporary Redness of Face and NeckLess Severe
  • Thin Fragile SkinLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

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