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Active Ingredients:tetracosactrin

What is in this leaflet

This leaflet answers some common questions about Synacthen.

It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you having Synacthen against the benefits they expect it will give you.

If you have any concerns about having this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep this leaflet.

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Product description

What it looks like

Synacthen is available in a glass ampoule containing 1 mL of liquid; one ampoule per carton.


Each ampoule of Synacthen contains 250 micrograms of the active ingredient, tetracosactrin (as the hexa-acetate salt). It also contains:

  • acetic acid
  • sodium acetate
  • sodium chloride
  • water for injections

This medicine does not contain any preservative.


Synacthen is supplied in Australia by:

NOVARTIS Pharmaceuticals

Australia Pty Limited

ACN 004 244 160

54 Waterloo Road

North Ryde NSW 2113

Telephone: 1 800 671 203

(R)= Registered Trademark

This leaflet was prepared in June 2005

(syn150605c.doc) based on PI


Australian Registration Number

Synacthen ampoules AUST R 11058

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