What are the possible side effects of Acthar?
Common adverse reactions associated with the use of H.P. Acthar Gel include: diarrhea, fluid retention, headache, hirsutism, increased sweating, injection site reaction, mood alteration, palpitations, skin reactions, tachycardia, and vertigo. The following potentially serious adverse reactions may also occur: abscess, anaphylaxis, congestive heart failure, convulsions, Cushingoid state, electrolyte disturbances, glucose intolerance, hypertension, impaired wound healing, increased intraocular pressure, muscle weakness, osteoporosis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, posterior subcapsular cataracts, psychotic state, severe allergic reaction, suppression of growth in children, and ulcerative esophagitis. Ask your doctor about the side effects that may occur during treatment. Be sure to have a clear understanding of when to seek medical help and whom to call in case of an emergency. If at any time you have questions about any side effects from Acthar, contact your doctor.