Is Acthar right for me?

Only you and your doctor can decide if Acthar is right for you

If you're thinking about Acthar as a treatment option, checking this guide with tips and questions can help you discuss Acthar with your doctor.

Once you're prescribed Acthar, you can expect support every step of the way. This support includes an Acthar Care Counselor, personal injection training, helpful tools and written materials, Acthar delivery to your home as well as ongoing nurse support and encouragement to help you manage your treatment.

Why consider Acthar for my psoriatic arthritis?

You may want to consider Acthar because it is:

  • An FDA-approved prescription medicine used as a short-term add-on therapy in the event of symptoms of psoriatic arthritis suddenly worsening (flare)
  • A treatment that has been used in a variety of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases including psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis
  • May be helpful if you need additional treatment when you experience a flare

I'm always saying I'm listening to my body and what it's telling me. And I'm always talking to my doctor about alternatives.

— Diagnosed nearly 3 years ago.

What is the most important information I should know about Acthar?

  • Never inject Acthar directly into a vein, and always take Acthar as prescribed by your doctor
  • Don't stop treatment suddenly, unless your doctor tells you to
  • Try not to miss any scheduled doctor's appointments, as it is important for the doctor to monitor your progress while you are taking Acthar
I'm already taking Acthar

With you every step of the way

When your doctor prescribes Acthar, your Acthar Care Counselor connects you with our no-cost Acthar Support & Access Program (A.S.A.P.), self-injection training by a nurse and other helpful services. Here's what happens:

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Your Acthar Care Counselor will call you and work directly with your doctor and insurance company to help get the best coverage.

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You'll receive the Add-On Acthar welcome kit containing tips, tools and resources to help you get started on Acthar.

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Arrangements are made for direct shipment of Acthar to your home from a specialty pharmacy.

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A nurse can train you on how to self-inject Acthar in the comfort of your home.

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While you're taking Acthar, you always have access to ongoing support and coaching, including a toll-free 24/7 nurse hotline to answer any questions.

Always ask your doctor first

Remember that your doctor is the first person you should turn to if you have any questions, or need more information about your treatment.

What help can I get while on treatment?

As well as no-cost injection training by a nurse, you'll have access to helpful videos, instruction guides, a tracker and other important resources, such as Important Safety Information, to help you manage your treatment.

Connect, share and take action

Get involved in the psoriatic arthritis community, advocacy groups and events and hear from people taking action and making a difference.

Be an Acthar Patient Ambassador™

If you've taken Acthar, you may be able to share your story as a Patient Ambassador™. Ambassadors help educate, motivate and inspire others in their communities who are living with psoriatic arthritis.

What do you need to know about Acthar?

  • Never inject Acthar directly into a vein
  • Always take Acthar as prescribed by your doctor
  • Don't stop treatment suddenly, unless your doctor tells you to
  • Try not to miss any scheduled doctor's appointments, as it is important for the doctor to monitor your progress while you are taking Acthar

With psoriatic arthritis you need to do a lot of research for treatment options. It's not like one size fits all.

— Diagnosed before 2005.

Important Safety Information

Who should  NOT take Acthar?

You should not take Acthar if you have:

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