What should I know about Cortrosyn before using it?

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Cortrosyn is used as part of an ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) stimulation test to diagnose adrenal gland problems. It is a synthetic hormone administered by your doctor. Cortrosyn can cause dizziness and blurred vision. These effects can be exacerbated by alcohol or by the lightheadedness you may feel if blood is drawn as part of an ACTH stimulation test. You should not drive or operate machinery following a Cortrosyn injection until you know how it affects you.

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