A chronic condition that can have periods of worsening symptoms
RA is a chronic condition. This means you need to manage it for the rest of your life. RA causes pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints. All of these symptoms are caused by .
Some people with RA may have periods when their disease gets worse. This can happen even with ongoing treatment. This may lead to some added pain and discomfort. It is unclear why these periods occur. But when they do, additional treatment may be needed.
Acthar is a prescription medication that can be used as an add-on to your current RA treatment. It may be used over a short period. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe it as maintenance therapy. Acthar may help if you experience sudden worsening of RA symptoms. Talk to your doctor to find out if Acthar may be an option for you.