Considering Acthar?

What you should know about Acthar for psoriatic arthritis (PsA)

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

Take a few minutes to download and read the information in the Acthar Guide to Talking With Your Doctor. By asking the right questions, you’ll be better equipped to make decisions with your doctor when you discuss adding Acthar to your treatment plan. In this way, you can be an active partner in helping to manage your psoriatic arthritis flares. Be sure to take this Guide to your next doctor’s appointment!

If you’re already treating your psoriatic arthritis, be sure to discuss your current treatment plan with your doctor. Mention that you’ve heard about Acthar and ask if adding Acthar could be an option to help your flaring symptoms.

Because every patient is unique, Acthar dosing is individualized—your doctor will decide how much Acthar you should take and when to take it.


Acthar is one of many options when psoriatic arthritis is flaring. Get the key talking points to discuss with your doctor.

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

Acthar should never be injected into a vein.

While taking Acthar you may be more likely to get new infections. Also, old infections may become active. Before and during treatment, tell your doctor if you see any signs of infections. Signs of infection are fever, cough, vomiting or diarrhea. Other signs may be flu or any open cuts or sores.

Important Safety Information

Who should  NOT take Acthar?

You should not take Acthar if you have:

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