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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:

  • Cushing's SyndromeLess 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:

  • Bacterial Infection of Blood or Tissues affecting the Whole BodySevere
  • Chronic Heart FailureSevere
  • Enlargement of the Ventricles of the BrainSevere
  • High Amount of Sodium in the BloodSevere
  • High Blood PressureSevere
  • 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

Rare side effects of ACTH injection:

  • Lower Seizure ThresholdSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere

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