This brand name is authorized in United Kingdom, United States

Active ingredients

The drug ACTHAR contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):

1 Corticotropin

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:

Title Information Source Document Type  
ACTHAR Gel FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/PLR

Medicine classification

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

ATC code Group title Classification
H01AA01 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
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Authorization and marketing

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

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

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