Brand name authorized in: United Kingdom United States
The drug ACTHAR contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):
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).
This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:
Below package inserts are available for further reading:
This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed: