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User Reviews for Acthar

Acthar has an average rating of 6.3 out of 10 from a total of 13 ratings on Drugs.com. 55% of those users who reviewed Acthar reported a positive effect, while 36% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Multiple Sclerosis  
4.8
6 reviews 98 medications
Sarcoidosis  
10.0
3 reviews 49 medications
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis  
1 reviews 166 medications
Rheumatoid Arthritis  
10.0
1 reviews 360 medications
Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis  
1.0
1 reviews 11 medications
Allergies  
9.0
1 reviews 56 medications
Summary of Acthar reviews 6.3 13 reviews

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Reviews for Acthar

Jules · Taken for less than 1 month March 22, 2021

For Multiple Sclerosis: “After five injections, I developed thrush. I’m wheezing now, possibly due to pneumonia or upper respiratory infection. I didn’t have any of these symptoms prior to this drug. I will discontinue immediately. Medicine stopped pain and stiffness from ms, but it’s not worth side effects for me.”

1 / 10
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Katie · Taken for less than 1 month December 24, 2020

For Multiple Sclerosis: “This product costs a fortune and did not work for me. I’ve had double vision for 11 weeks due to an ms attack . I had so much faith in it from what my doctor told me it would “fix” all of me. It did not. Definitely would not recommend to any ms patients.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 14, 2020

For Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis: “I tried the achtar gel injections for Dermatomyositis and it did nothing for me. I did have a mild rash side effect on and around the injection sites but other than that I felt no difference.”

1 / 10
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Honest grandma · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 20, 2018

For Sarcoidosis: “Been taking Acthar for 1 year. I wasn’t able to be up before I started taking acthar. In 3 months I was able to stay up almost all day. In 3 more months I’m able to be up all day. Do things around the house. Now I go to grocery store and church. I still don’t have a lot of energy. But have more energy less pain than had before.”

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Applebee · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 1, 2019

For Sarcoidosis: “This medication has given me a better quality of life. Before I was unable to do simple things like walking, talking, or even maintain my home. Because of this medication I feel as though I have been given a second chance in life. I have my off days but, they are much more fewer than before. Been on medication now for 2 years.”

10 / 10
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Clutch07 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 25, 2014

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: “I have been on Acthar for about a year. It has been the first medicine since my diagnosis (12 years ago) that has helped me. My only concern is the long term side effects which are not known. It is expensive but I have not had to pay anything out of pocket with the help from the Chronic Disease Fund and my insurance.”

10 / 10
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Christin in CO February 23, 2012

For Multiple Sclerosis: “I've used this twice for a flare up as it was thought that I was allergic to steroids. This medication is a gel, injected. Its about a 2 week course (2 vials) and slowly stimulates your own steroids production to help with flare ups. My own experience is that I felt very ill during the first week, as steroid production amps up, you get the typical steroid feelings. it is very expensive, but my insurance paid for this. ”

5 / 10
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kilkennyblue May 25, 2013

For Multiple Sclerosis: “I am allergic to steroids and we used this once in my first flare up after a year of relapse. The initial results were great, but the episode returned in less than two weeks after the treatment ended. Worse side effect was a huge increase in blood sugar. The cost of the medication is outrageous even with great insurance. ”

3 / 10
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Anonymous January 10, 2018

For Multiple Sclerosis: “This medication works great for me it knocks out my optic neuritis quickly. It takes about a week to calm down my other relapse symptoms. It has allowed me to work during my relapses. The drug company paid my co pay so it cost me nothing.”

9 / 10
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Sahara_6 August 13, 2017

For Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: “Been on this medicine for 12 weeks and at first it was great and then here comes the side effects. Raised blood sugar, increase in sweating, bruising, skin discoloration where the injection site, itching at injection site, abdominal weight gain. Then of course the price of the medication. Insurance and the Achtar foundation covered the cost but still yikes.”

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Ms help · Taken for less than 1 month March 3, 2015

For Multiple Sclerosis: “Great experience!!”

10 / 10
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pbs12 November 8, 2017

For Sarcoidosis: “amazing medication”

10 / 10
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gulab singh yadav · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 3, 2014

For Allergies: “very good”

9 / 10
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