Acthar support

Acthar resource library and glossary

A complete list of Acthar tools and terms mentioned throughout this site

Is Acthar right for me?

Answer these quick questions to get a guide to talking about Acthar with your doctor

Add-On Acthar patient brochure

Read “An Introduction to Psoriatic Arthritis and Treatment With Acthar”

Add-On Acthar treatment journal

Track your psoriatic arthritis treatment journey

Extra journal pages

Track your psoriatic arthritis treatment journey

Add-On Acthar Injection Guide

A guide that walks you through every step of the Acthar injection process

Glossary: Some useful words to know

  • Acthar Care Counselor—A person who will help you get started the moment you are prescribed Acthar. They will handle paperwork, work with your doctor and insurance company to get insurance approvals and connect you with Acthar's special support programs, injection training, 24/7 nurse line and more.
  • Add-On Acthar welcome kit—A kit you’ll receive the moment you’re prescribed Acthar, containing treatment journal, injection guides and other helpful tools to help you get started and follow your Acthar routine.
  • Autoimmune disease—An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. When you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system does not distinguish between healthy tissue and unhealthy tissue. As a result, the body sets off a reaction that destroys normal tissues.
  • Dactylitis—When fingers and toes look like swollen sausages
  • Flare or Flare-up—A time when your symptoms worsen. They can vary from person to person, or even change locations in the same person over time.
  • Immune system—The immune system is a network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to protect the body by destroying harmful substances like bacteria, viruses, toxins and other foreign bodies.
  • Specialty pharmacy—A type of pharmacy specializing in the shipment and handling of certain medications, including Acthar, that are not found in retail pharmacies.
  • Steroids—Sometimes called corticosteroids, steroids are manmade and similar to hormones that your adrenal glands make naturally to fight stress associated with illnesses and injuries. They reduce inflammation and reduce the activity of the immune system.

Important Safety Information

Who should  NOT take Acthar?

You should not take Acthar if you have:

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