A proven history of IS treatment

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Acthar Gel has been proven to stop spasms and hypsarrhythmia, the hallmarks of successful treatment for infantile spasms (IS). In fact, in the pivotal clinical study, 87% of children (13 out of 15) had no spasms and no hypsarrhythmia after 2 weeks of receiving Acthar 75 U/m2 twice a day.

Side effects such as high blood pressure and high blood sugar were monitored during the study. Irritability and increased appetite were the most frequent side effects, but no infant had to stop or change treatment.

The most common side effects of Acthar Gel in infants include infections, increased blood pressure, irritability and changes in behavior, changes in appetite and weight, diarrhea, and vomiting. Tell your doctor if there is any side effect that bothers your child or that does not go away.

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Dosing may make a difference

The Food and Drug Administration recommended dosage of Acthar Gel is 75 U/m2 given to children 2 times each day for the first 2 weeks of treatment, which is based on the results from clinical studies.

While Acthar Gel has been shown to be an effective treatment for IS, it does not treat or cure any underlying disease or injury that may be causing it. Also, it's important to keep in mind that every child responds to treatment differently. Always follow your doctor's instructions about where to give the injection, how much to give, how often, and when to give Acthar Gel to your child.

Your doctor will monitor your child during treatment with Acthar Gel. It's very important to keep these appointments. Never stop your child's Acthar Gel treatment suddenly unless your doctor tells you to.

Helpful Resources

Acthar Hub

See the many ways the Acthar Hub can help you get Acthar Gel for your child with IS.

Step-by-step injection guide

Download this informative injection guide to keep handy during your child’s injections.

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Treatment calendar

Keep track of your child's injection training schedule and progress.

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