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Tecosac 250mcg Injection

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Salt Composition : Tetracosactide

Manufacturer : NEON LABORATORIES LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 1900
Price :1357
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Introduction to Tecosac 250mcg Injection

Tecosac 250mcg Injection is a hormone medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as polypeptides containing the active ingredient Tetracosactide. It is also known as cosyntropin. This medication is commonly used to diagnose Addison's disease, also known as primary adrenal insufficiency. Addison's disease is a condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce enough cortisol and, in some cases, aldosterone. This drug is primarily used as part of a diagnostic test called the ACTH stimulation test to assess adrenal function and confirm the diagnosis of Addison's disease.

Tecosac 250mcg Injection should be used with caution or avoided in individuals with certain conditions, such as hypersensitivity to this drug or related compounds, active infections or systemic fungal infections, peptic ulcer disease, asthma, tuberculosis, uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure), heart problems, or a history of liver, kidney disease, undergone recent intestinal surgery, and osteoporosis. This drug can lead to salt and water retention. Your doctor may recommend following a low-salt diet during the course of your treatment. Reducing salt intake can help mitigate potential fluid retention and related side effects.

If you experience an injury or require surgery during your treatment with Tecosac 250mcg Injection or within one year after treatment completion, it may be necessary to adjust the dosage or restart the treatment. This is important information to discuss with your physician in case such situations arise. If you are pregnant, suspecting, or planning for the pregnancy, it is generally recommended to consult your doctor for more advice before receiving this drug. For breastfeeding women, the use of this drug should also be used with caution.  Discuss the risks and benefits with your physician before starting or continuing treatment while breastfeeding.


Uses of Tecosac 250mcg Injection

  • Treatment of Addison's disease

Therapeutic Effects of Tecosac 250mcg Injection

Tecosac 250mcg Injection mimics the action of natural ACTH in the body. When administered, it binds to the same receptors on the adrenal glands that ACTH would bind to. This binding stimulates the adrenal glands to produce and release cortisol and other corticosteroid hormones. The ACTH stimulation test using this drug measures how well the adrenal glands respond to this synthetic hormone, providing valuable information about their function.


Interaction of Tecosac 250mcg Injection with other drugs

Inform your physician about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications such as losartan, metformin, valproate, phenytoin, clonazepam, nitrazepam, phenobarbital, and primidone may interact with Tecosac 250mcg Injection and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.


More Information about Tecosac 250mcg Injection

  • Store Tecosac 250mcg Injection in a refrigerator (2°C-8°C).
  • Do not freeze.

How to consume Tecosac 250mcg Injection

ecosac 250mcg Injection is administered as an injection. It can be given intramuscularly (into a muscle) or subcutaneously (under the skin). Your doctor will decide the injection dose and duration of the treatment based on your disease severity and other factors.


Safety Advices for Tecosac 250mcg Injection

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Pregnancy

  

If you are pregnant, suspecting, or planning for the pregnancy, consult your doctor for more advice before taking Tecosac 250mcg Injection.

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Breast Feeding

  

Women who are breast-feeding should use Tecosac 250mcg Injection with caution. Consult your doctor for advice.

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Lungs

  

Tecosac 250mcg Injection should be cautiously administered in patients with severe lung diseases. Inform your physician if you have lung problems before initiating the therapy.  

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Liver

  

Tecosac 250mcg Injection is unsafe to use in patients with liver diseases. Dose adjustments are necessary. Inform your physician if you have any liver problems before initiating the therapy.

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Alcohol

  

It is unknown whether consuming alcohol interacts with the Tecosac 250mcg Injection. Please consult your doctor for more advice.

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Driving

  

Driving vehicles or operating machinery while taking Tecosac 250mcg Injection is unsafe because it may cause blurred vision and dizziness. 


Side Effects of Tecosac 250mcg Injection

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious

  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Sudden stomach or back pain
  • Weakness, fainting, loss of appetite
  • Blood in stools, urine, vomit
  • Inflammation of blood vessels
  • Pancreas inflammation

Common

  • Skin irritation and swelling
  • Menstrual problems
  • Increased thirst
  • Mood changes
  • Fits
  • Blurred vision
  • High BP
  • Breathlessness
  • Headache
  • Fluid retention
  • Acne
  • Muscle cramps
  • Fever, infection
  • Unusual hair growth on body and face
  • High sugar levels in the blood
  • Bloating
  • Changes in skin colour
  • Increased sweating
  • Weight gain

Word of Advice

Tecosac 250mcg Injection may cause dizziness or other side effects that can impair your ability to drive or operate machinery. Avoid such activities until you are certain about your response to the medication. This drug should not be used in premature babies and neonates less than one month old due to the presence of benzyl alcohol, which can potentially cause toxic and allergic reactions in this population.


FAQs

Q 1. What are the medical conditions that Tecosac 250mcg Injection is used to treat?

Tecosac 250mcg Injection is often used to treat conditions like Addison's disease, a condition where the adrenal glands do not produce enough cortisol. It can also be used in the management of certain inflammatory conditions and as a diagnostic tool to assess adrenal gland function.

Q 2. How is Tecosac 250mcg Injection administered?

Tecosac 250mcg Injection is administered as an injection. It can be given intramuscularly (into a muscle) or subcutaneously (under the skin). The dosage and administration method depends on the specific medical condition being treated.

Q 3. Is Tecosac 250mcg Injection available over-the-counter (OTC)?

Tecosac 250mcg Injection is a prescription medication and is not available over-the-counter. It should only be used under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.

Q 4. Are there any contraindications or precautions associated with Tecosac 250mcg Injection use?

Tecosac 250mcg Injection should be used cautiously in individuals with a history of allergies, especially to medications or peptides. It may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart problems, or active infections. It's essential to inform your physician of your medical history and any medications you are taking before undergoing treatment with this drug.

Q 5. Can Tecosac 250mcg Injection interact with other medications?

Tecosac 250mcg Injection can interact with certain medications, so it's important to inform your physician about all your medications, supplements, and herbal products. This includes both prescription and over-the-counter medications.


Fact Box of Tecosac 250mcg Injection

Molecule name: Tetracosactide

Therapeutic class: Hormones

Pharmacological class:  Polypeptides

Indications:  Treatment of Addison's disease


References

  1. Atnahs Pharma UK Ltd., Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on May 2020] [Accessed on 8th Sept 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.10823.pdf
  2. Atnahs Pharma Australia Pty Ltd, [Revised on 18th Mar 2020] [Accessed on 8th Sept 2023], https://apps.medicines.org.au/files/iypsynad.pdf
  3. Synacthen injection-Medsafe, [Revised on July 2020] [Accessed on 8th Sept 2023], https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/datasheet/s/synactheninj.pdf

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