ACTHAR

Found in: United Kingdom United States

Active ingredients

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Active Ingredient
Description
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Corticotropin is a polypeptide hormone produced and secreted by the pituitary gland. Corticotropin acts through the stimulation of cell surface ACTH receptors, which are primarily located on the adrenocortical cells. Corticotropin stimulates the cortex of the adrenal gland and boosts the synthesis of corticosteroids, mainly glucocorticoids but also sex steroids (androgens).

Medicine classification

ATC Code
Title
Class
Corticotropin
H Systemic hormonal preparations, excl. Sex hormones and insulins → H01 Pituitary and hypothalamic hormones and analogues → H01A Anterior pituitary lobe hormones and analogues → H01AA ACTH

Product monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
MPI, US: SPL/PLR
US

Identifiers

Authority
Identifier(s)
FDA, National Drug Code (US)
Identifier(s): 63004-8710
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)
Identifier(s): 176443