What are the side effects of Cortrosyn?

Common side effects of Cortrosyn include redness or inflammation at the site of injection. You may also feel faint or lightheaded after blood is drawn when Cortrosyn is used as part of an ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) stimulation test. Cortrosyn may cause an allergic reaction. If you experience signs of an allergic reaction, such as swelling, hives and difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention or call 911. You should talk to your doctor if you experience any of these side effects: persistent dizziness or blurred vision; headaches; hypertension; irregular heartbeat; peripheral edema or severe swelling at injection site. Cortrosyn may cause unexpected side effects that are not described above. If you experience an unanticipated reaction following use of Cortrosyn, talk to your doctor.

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