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Corticotropin

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Corticotropin (corticotropin systemic) is a member of the drug class corticotropin and is used to treat Allergies, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Chorioditis, Chorioretinitis, Erythema Mulitforme, Eye Conditions, Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Iridocyclitis, Iritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Keratitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Optic Neuritis, Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Serum Sickness, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Ulcerative Colitis, Uveitis and West Syndrome.

US matches:

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

H01AA01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0009002-60-2

Chemical Formula

C207-H308-N56-O58-S

Molecular Weight

4541

Therapeutic Category

Anterior pituitary hormone: Adrenocorticotropic hormone, ACTH

Chemical Name

Corticotropin

Foreign Names

  • Corticotrophinum (Latin)
  • Corticotropin (German)
  • Corticotrophine (French)
  • Corticotrofina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Corticotropin (OS: BAN)
  • Corticotropine (OS: DCF)
  • Adrenocorticotropin (IS)
  • Corticotrophin (IS)
  • Kortikotropin (IS)
  • Corticotropin (PH: Ph. Eur. 4)
  • Corticotropine (PH: Ph. Eur. 4)
  • Corticotropinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 4)

Brand Names

  • ACTH (veterinary use)
    Cross Vetpharm Group, United States
  • Acthar
    Alina, Pakistan; Armour Pharmaceutical, Kenya
  • Acthelea
    Elea, Argentina
  • Adrenomone (veterinary use)
    Putney, United States
  • Enkorten
    Bosnalijek, Bosnia & Herzegowina
  • H.P. Acthar
    Questcor, United States

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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