In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of repository corticotropin injection to treat infantile spasms in babies and children younger than 2 years of age.
No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of repository corticotropin injection in geriatric patients.
|All Trimesters||C||Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.|
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.
- Rotavirus Vaccine, Live
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
- Trovafloxacin Mesylate
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other Medical Problems
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Adrenal problems or
- Allergy to pork proteins, history of or
- Congenital (inborn) infections or
- Congestive heart failure or
- Fungus infections, systemic or
- Herpes simplex of the eye or
- Hypertension (high blood pressure), uncontrolled or
- Osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) or
- Peptic ulcer, or history of or
- Scleroderma (autoimmune disease) or
- Surgery, recent—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
- Cataracts or
- Cirrhosis (liver problem) or
- Cushing's syndrome (adrenal gland disorder) or
- Depression, history of or
- Diabetes or
- Edema (fluid retention or swelling) or
- Emotional problems or
- Eye infections (fungus, virus) or
- Glaucoma or
- Hypertension (high blood pressure), controlled or
- Hypokalemia (low potassium in the blood) or
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) or
- Kidney disease, severe or
- Mental illness (e.g., psychosis) or
- Myasthenia gravis (severe muscle weakness) or
- Stomach problems (ulcer, bleeding, or perforation) or
- Tuberculosis, latent—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
- Infection (bacteria, virus, parasite, or protozoa)—May decrease your body's ability to fight infection.
- Lennox-Gastaut syndrome—May cause this condition to occur while using this medicine to treat infantile spasms.