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.

Is Acthar Right for Me?

Ask your doctor or healthcare provider these questions to help determine if Acthar is right for you:

  • Can Acthar help when my RA symptoms get worse?
  • How often would I take Acthar?
  • How might Acthar work for me?
  • What are the most common side effects of Acthar?
  • What kind of support will I get on Acthar?
  • I’ve never given myself an injection. Who will teach me?
  • In your opinion, am I a candidate for Acthar?

You can even print this list and take it with you to your doctor’s appointment.

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Maybe it’s time for an add-on therapy.

If you’re already on an RA treatment, your doctor may consider adding Acthar. It may be used over a short period. Or your doctor may prescribe it as maintenance therapy.

Acthar may be able to help when your symptoms are bothering you more. It may also help when they seem to be getting worse (flares).

Patients with RA may see improvements in their symptoms when Acthar is added to other RA medicines. Keep in mind that everyone is different, so responses to treatment will vary.


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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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