This brand name is authorized in the following countries: United Kingdom United States

Active ingredients

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).

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Medication package inserts

Below package inserts are available for further reading:

Information Source
Document Type
FDA, National Drug Code (US)
Structured Product Labeling (SPL/PLR)

Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code
Group title
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
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Authorization and marketing

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

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

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