Medication Description: Zinc-corticotropin Suspension (Suspensio zinc-corticotropini)
ZINC-CORTICOTROPINE SUSPENSION (Suspensio zinc-corticotropini).
White suspension containing in 1 ml 20 U of corticotropin. Adding zinc chloride and other ingredients provides a prolonged effect of the drug. Apply only intramuscularly; after injection, the drug is slowly absorbed, the therapeutic effect begins after 8 - 10 hours and lasts more than 24 hours.
Indications for use are the same as for corticotropin for injection. Enter 10; 20 or 40 IU (0.5; 1 or 2 ml) once a day.
For maintenance therapy prescribed 2 to 3 times a week at a dose not exceeding 20 U (for an adult).
Possible side effects: edema, increased blood pressure, tachycardia, etc.
Contraindications are the same as for corticotropin for injection.
Release form: on 5 ml in bottles with a capacity of 5 ml, corked by the rubber traffic jams which are rolled in metal caps.
Storage: List B. In a dry, dark place at temperatures from + 1 to + 10 C. Do not freeze the drug.