Who should not receive Acthrel?

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Acthrel is an injection given as part of a specific test for Cushing's syndrome. If you are not being tested for or do not have Cushing's syndrome, you should not receive this injection. Acthrel has not been tested in women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. Therefore, the effects of this medication are not known with these groups. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. Acthrel has shown an adverse reaction, very low blood pressure, when used along with heparin. Finally, you should not receive Acthrel if you have an allergy or experience an allergic reaction to corticorelin, ovine, sheep proteins, any types of medications, foods, dyes or preservatives.

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