ACTH Gel Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Infection

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Acne
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Easily Angered Or Annoyed
  • Excessive Hairiness
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Skin Discoloration

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Enlargement Of The Ventricles Of The Brain
  • High Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Insufficiency Of The Hypothalamus And Pituitary Gland
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Phosphate In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Constipation
  • Rash
  • Stuffy Nose

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abscess
  • Alkalosis
  • Cataracts
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Hemorrhage Within The Skull
  • High Pressure Within The Skull
  • Impaired Wound Healing
  • Increased Pressure In Eyes
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Lower Seizure Threshold
  • Pancreatitis
  • Shock
  • Subdural Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Ulcers Of Esophagus

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  • Dizzy
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Extreme Sense Of Well Being
  • Feel Like Throwing Up
  • Fever
  • Head Pain
  • Hemorrhage Of Blood Under The Skin
  • Increased Hunger
  • Irregular Periods
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots On The Skin
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Thin Fragile Skin
  • Throwing Up

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