Acthar

Name: Acthar

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • H.P. Acthar

In Canada

  • Acthar

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Gel/Jelly

Therapeutic Class: Diagnostic Agent, Adrenocortical Function

Pharmacologic Class: Corticotropin

Usual Adult Dose for Optic Neuritis

Other indications for Adults and Children over 2 years of age: 40-80 units given intramuscularly or subcutaneously every 24 to 72 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Other indications for Adults and Children over 2 years of age: 40-80 units given intramuscularly or subcutaneously every 24 to 72 hours.

Usual Adult Dose for Erythema Multiforme

Other indications for Adults and Children over 2 years of age: 40-80 units given intramuscularly or subcutaneously every 24 to 72 hours.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available.

Corticotropin Pregnancy Warnings

FDA pregnancy category: C Use during pregnancy when the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks to the fetus.

Corticotropin has shown to have embryocidal effects. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

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