Acthar is a prescription medicine to be used as a short-term, add-on therapy in the event of symptoms suddenly worsening (flare) for rheumatoid arthritis, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Some cases may require maintenance therapy.

Get Started With Acthar

As you begin using Acthar as an add-on treatment for RA, remember that help is available. Mallinckrodt, the distributor of Acthar, offers a number of no-cost support services. Our Acthar Support & Access Program (A.S.A.P.) is here to help you get all the information you need about cost, coverage, and delivery.

To see how the process of getting started with Acthar works, see the chart below.

What you can expect

Your healthcare provider sends the Acthar prescription to the Acthar Specialty Pharmacy. The Acthar Specialty Pharmacy then works with your insurance company.

1. The Acthar Specialty Pharmacy (and/or A.S.A.P.) will contact you to:
  • Get any information they need from you
  • Discuss your treatment costs, coverage, and injection training
2. The Acthar Specialty Pharmacy calls to schedule delivery
  • You MUST confirm delivery with the Acthar Specialty Pharmacy to receive Acthar
  • If you miss the call, please return the call toll-free at 1-888-435-2284. Be sure to return calls promptly to avoid delays in delivery of Acthar
3. Acthar is delivered to your door
  • Your Acthar prescription arrives in a refrigerated container
  • You must sign for your delivery

In-home injection training

If requested, a nurse can come to your home to help you learn how to use Acthar. There is no charge for this service. Learn more.


ActharPACT: Registered nurses can answer your questions 24/7


DO NOT take Acthar until you have talked to your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • A skin condition called scleroderma
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