Miscellaneous diagnostic tests:
Indications for: CORTROSYN
For use in the screening of patients presumed to have adrenocortical insufficiency.
Adults and Children:
Give by IV, IM inj or IV infusion over 4–8hrs. <2yrs: 0.125mg. ≥2yrs: Usual range: 0.25–0.75mg.
Patients with raised bilirubin or where plasma contains free hemoglobin: falsely high fluorescence measurements may result. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
May accentuate the electrolyte loss associated with diuretics. May exhibit abnormally high plasma cortisol levels if patients taking cortisone, hydrocortisone, spironolactone, estrogens.
Hypersensitivity reactions (eg, rare, but possible), bradycardia, tachycardia, hypertension, peripheral edema, rash.