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

Keep Up the Fight Against Lupus patient brochure

Read "An Introduction to Lupus and Treatment With Acthar"

Keep Up the Fight Against Lupus treatment journal

Track your lupus symptoms and treatment

Extra journal pages

Track your lupus symptoms and treatment

Keep Up the Fight Against Lupus 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. He or she will handle paperwork, work with your doctor and insurance company, and connect you with Acthar's special support programs, injection training and more.

Antibody—A protein produced by your immune system to fight germs, other invaders and foreign particles.

AutoantibodiesAntibodies that attack the body’s own healthy cells, rather than defending them.

Autoimmune disease—Where the body’s immune system (the cells in the body that fight infection) incorrectly attack the body’s own tissues and organs, leading to inflammation and damage.

Flare or Flare-up—A time when your symptoms worsen in one or more organ systems in your body. Your doctor may consider increasing or changing your treatment.

Immune system—Protects the body from harm by recognizing and destroying viruses, fungi, bacteria, toxins, chemicals and other foreign bodies.

Keep Up the Fight Against Lupus 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.

Maintenance—Taking medicine on a regular basis in order to prevent relapses.

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—A steroid (also called a corticosteroid) blocks your immune system from attacking healthy tissue, such as your muscles. It also controls inflammation and may help to improve muscle strength.

Important Safety Information

Who should  NOT take Acthar?

You should not take Acthar if you have: