CORTICOTROPIN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Acthar (corticotropin) for Multiple Sclerosis: “This medication works great for me it knocks out my optic neuritis quickly. It takes about a week to calm down my other relapse symptoms. It has allowed me to work during my relapses. The drug company paid my co pay so it cost me nothing.”

Anonymous January 10, 2018

Acthar (corticotropin) for Sarcoidosis: “amazing medication”

pbs12 November 8, 2017

Acthar (corticotropin) for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: “Been on this medicine for 12 weeks and at first it was great and then here comes the side effects. Raised blood sugar, increase in sweating, bruising, skin discoloration where the injection site, itching at injection site, abdominal weight gain. Then of course the price of the medication. Insurance and the Achtar foundation covered the cost but still yikes.”

Sahara_6 August 13, 2017

H.P. Acthar Gel (corticotropin) for Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis: “Im 36yr old woman who has polymyostsis it been a struggle for the last 7 years ups and downs. I have relapsed very often. The acthar treatment seems to work I guess once it gets to your system. Side effects are kind of unbearable. I live everyday grateful but hoping it will go into remission. But from what my doctor says the acthar treatment help get my CPK levels under control.”

Tladyc November 18, 2016

For Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis: “I’ve been using this medicine for about 7 months now for my kidney disease. Before this medicine I was taking prednisone , and if you don’t know….prednisone is satans pills!! They are absolutely terrible and have terrible side effects. So my kidney specialist wanted me to start taking this instead because it’s better and I have to agree 100%. I don’t have any bad side effects like I did with the prednisone.”

Bellaschri98 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 30, 2016

H.P. Acthar Gel (corticotropin) for Multiple Sclerosis: “I’ve been on acthar gel injections now for 2 days and have 3 more to go. So far I have noticed no difference in anything. My balance is horrible still, I’m dizzy, electric shock down my neck back and arms, and eyes messing up, also still having bladder issues. I’ve been on iv steroids which did little to help, 2 rounds of steroids in the pill form which finally got my right hand feeling somewhat decent, so this is my 4th try to get back to feeling decent since early to mid August. Really hoping this does something and it’s not permanent damage. I pray to god my kids never get this!”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 3, 2015

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