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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:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Anterior pituitary hormone: Adrenocorticotropic hormone, ACTH

Chemical Name


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, USP 34)
  • 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
  • Adrenomone [veterinary use]
    Putney, United States
  • H.P. Acthar
    Mallinckrodt, United States


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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