Acthar is FDA-approved to treat an exacerbation or as maintenance therapy in

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)1

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*While the exact mechanism of action of Acthar is unknown, further investigation is being conducted. This information is based on nonclinical data and the relationship to clinical benefit is unknown.

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Services are available to help patients gain access to and get started on Acthar. The Acthar Hub assists patients with:

  • Determining insurance coverage
  • Obtaining co-pay assistance, as needed
  • Scheduling Acthar injection training
  • Coordinating with the Specialty Pharmacy


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  • Acthar should never be administered intravenously
  • Administration of live or live attenuated vaccines is contraindicated in patients receiving immunosuppressive doses of Acthar
  • Acthar is contraindicated where congenital infections are suspected in infants
  • Acthar is contraindicated in patients with scleroderma, osteoporosis, systemic fungal infections, ocular herpes simplex, recent surgery, history of or the presence of a peptic ulcer, congestive heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension, primary adrenocortical insufficiency, adrenocortical hyperfunction or sensitivity to proteins of porcine origins


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H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) is an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) analogue used for:

  • Treatment during an exacerbation or as maintenance therapy in selected cases of systemic dermatomyositis (polymyositis)
  • Treatment during an exacerbation or as maintenance therapy in selected cases of systemic lupus erythematosus
  • The treatment of symptomatic sarcoidosis
  • Adjunctive therapy for short-term administration (to tide the patient over an acute episode or exacerbation) in rheumatoid arthritis, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (selected cases may require low-dose maintenance therapy)