H.P. Acthar Gel For Injection 80U Drug Medication Dosage Information
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H.P. Acthar: Gel for injection (80U)

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What is this Medicine?

CORTICOTROPIN (kawr ti koh TROH pin) is a hormone that occurs naturally in the body. It is used as a diagnostic aid to test the adrenal glands. It is used in children less than 2 years old to treat infantile spasms. It is also used to treat problems of the eyes, joints, lungs, nervous system, skin, thyroid, and others.

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H.P Acthar Gel 80unit/ml Repository Injection

NDC: 630048710
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Multiple Sclerosis, Adrenocortical Insufficiency Diagnosis, Infantile Spasms

Storage Information
Refrigerate (between 36 and 46 degrees F)
H.P Acthar Gel 80unit/ml Repository Injection

Reported Side Effects for H.P Acthar Gel 80unit/ml Repository Injection

Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Gain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Yeast Infection Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
3.0-14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Convulsions Incidence:
3.0-12.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Cushing's Syndrome Incidence:
3.0-22.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
3.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
5.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Irritability Incidence:
7.0-19.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
11.0-19.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Acne Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
20.0-46.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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