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Cosyntropin (By injection)

Cosyntropin (koe-sin-TROE-pin)

Published: November 1, 2017.

Used as part of a medical test of the adrenal glands.

Brand Name(s)

Cortrosyn, Cosyntropin Novaplus

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to cosyntropin.

How to Use This Medicine


  • A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
  • An IV injection is given through a small tube that is put in one of your veins, usually in your arm, wrist, or hand.
  • An IM injection is a shot given in the muscle of your upper arm, thigh, or buttocks.
  • If you miss your appointment for this test, call your doctor.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are allergic to corticotropins.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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