Cortrophin-Gel 80 Unit/Ml Injection Gel Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • An Infection
  • High Blood Pressure

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Hormone Disorder Where The Body Produces High Levels Of Cortisol Called Cushing's Syndrome
  • Acne
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Hirsutism, A Condition Of Hair Growth On Parts Of The Body Normally Without Hair
  • Increased Hunger
  • Irritability
  • Mood Changes
  • Water Retention
  • Weight Gain

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • An Increased Sodium Level In The Blood
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Insufficiency Of The Hypothalamus And Pituitary Gland
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Constipation
  • Stuffy Nose

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition Where The Body Is Unable To Maintain Adequate Blood Flow Called Shock
  • Alkalosis
  • An Abscess
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Bleeding Within The Skull
  • Bone Necrosis Of The Femoral Head
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Clouding Of The Lens Of The Eye Called Cataracts
  • Decreased Calcification Or Density Of Bone
  • Glaucoma, An Increased Pressure In The Eye
  • Impaired Wound Healing
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Pancreatitis
  • Portions Of The Bone In The Upper Arm To Die
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri, A Condition With High Fluid Pressure In The Brain
  • Seizures
  • Stomach Or Intestinal Ulcer
  • Subdural Intracranial Hemorrhage

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Problem With Menstrual Periods
  • An Extreme Sense Of Wellbeing Called Euphoria
  • Bruising Under The Skin
  • Bulging Of The Eyes
  • Darkening Of The Skin
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Erythema Or Skin Redness
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Optic Disk Edema
  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots On Skin
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Thin Fragile Skin
  • Vomiting

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