Getting treatment for your child

Your path to getting Acthar Gel for your child begins when your doctor reaches a diagnosis of infantile spasms and, together, you decide that Acthar Gel is the right treatment for your baby. Your involvement doesn't end there, though. You'll be a critical member of your baby’s support team throughout therapy. Even if the process seems difficult, remember that your doctor has determined this is the right option for your baby.

Mallinckrodt is committed to helping you from prescription to treatment. The Acthar Hub is a no-cost resource that provides information about insurance coverage and home delivery. Your own personal Case Manager at the Hub will support you throughout the process of obtaining Acthar Gel. At the request of your doctor, your Case Manager will contact your insurance company to determine your coverage and any out-of-pocket costs, and work through plan requirements and/or approvals.

To learn more about the Acthar Hub, visit acthar.com/patient, or call 1-888-435-2284 Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 9 PM ET and Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM ET.

Once your baby's Acthar Gel treatment starts, remember that children under age 2 may experience specific side effects such as weight gain, irritability, and an increased risk of infection. Your doctor will likely monitor your child for increased blood pressure, symptoms of Cushing's syndrome (a condition where the adrenal glands produce too much of some hormones), and thickening of the heart muscle (called cardiac hypertrophy).

Once your baby's Acthar Gel treatment starts, remember that children under age 2 may experience specific side effects such as weight gain, irritability, and an increased risk of infection. Your doctor will likely monitor your child for increased blood pressure, symptoms of Cushing's syndrome (a condition where the adrenal glands produce too much of some hormones), and thickening of the heart muscle (called cardiac hypertrophy).

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