H.p. acthar gel side effects by duration, gender and age - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data

Summary:

Side effects are reported by people who take H.p. acthar gel. Common side effects include abdominal pain among females and dyspnoea among males.

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On Jun, 14, 2022

41 people who take H.P. Acthar Gel and have side effects are studied.


What is H.P. Acthar Gel?

H.p. acthar gel has active ingredients of corticotropin. eHealthMe is studying from 49 H.p. acthar gel users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

Number of H.p. acthar gel reports submitted per year:

H.p. acthar gel side effects.

H.P. Acthar Gel side effects by time on the drug*:

< 1 month:

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Aortic valve incompetence
  3. Blood glucose increased
  4. Blood potassium decreased
  5. Central nervous system lesion (an abnormality in tissue of brain or spinal cord)
  6. Dysarthria (speech disorder)
  7. Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)
  8. Sudden death
  9. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)

1 - 6 months:

  1. Asthenia (weakness)
  2. Blood chloride decreased
  3. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)
  5. Pneumothorax (the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung)
  6. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  7. Sensation of heaviness

6 - 12 months:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Cerebrovascular accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
  3. Leukocytosis (increased white blood cells)

1 - 2 years:

n/a

2 - 5 years:

n/a

5 - 10 years:

n/a

10+ years:

n/a

not specified:

  1. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  2. Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  3. Abdominal pain
  4. Abdominal wall haemorrhage (bleeding from injured abdominal organs)
  5. Acute myocardial infarction (acute heart attack)
  6. Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  7. Anxiety
  8. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  9. Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
  10. Blood pressure increased

H.P. Acthar Gel side effects by gender *:

female:

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Anxiety
  3. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
  5. Blood chloride decreased
  6. Blood potassium decreased
  7. Blood pressure increased
  8. Central nervous system lesion (an abnormality in tissue of brain or spinal cord)
  9. Cerebrovascular accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
  10. Coronary artery disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)

male:

  1. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  2. Abdominal wall haemorrhage (bleeding from injured abdominal organs)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)
  4. Hiccups (an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs, with a sudden closure of the glottis and a sound like a cough)
  5. Proteinuria (presence of protein in the urine)
  6. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  7. Sensation of heaviness
  8. Sudden death
  9. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  10. Acute myocardial infarction (acute heart attack)

H.P. Acthar Gel side effects by age (0-1 to 60+) *:

0-1:

  1. Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  2. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)
  4. Pneumothorax (the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung)

2-9:

  1. Cushing's syndrome (obesity, a rounded face, increased fat)
  2. Leukaemia (blood or bone marrow cancer)

10-19:

  1. Blood pressure increased

20-29:

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Central nervous system lesion (an abnormality in tissue of brain or spinal cord)

30-39:

  1. Proteinuria (presence of protein in the urine)

40-49:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Abdominal pain
  3. Blood glucose increased
  4. Cerebrovascular accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
  5. Coronary artery disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
  6. Erythema (redness of the skin)
  7. Leukocytosis (increased white blood cells)
  8. Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)

50-59:

  1. Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  2. Aortic valve incompetence
  3. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  4. Dysarthria (speech disorder)
  5. Oropharyngeal pain
  6. Sensation of heaviness

60+:

  1. Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  2. Sudden death
  3. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  4. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  5. Abdominal wall haemorrhage (bleeding from injured abdominal organs)
  6. Acute myocardial infarction (acute heart attack)
  7. Asthenia (weakness)
  8. Blood chloride decreased
  9. Blood potassium decreased
  10. Hiccups (an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs, with a sudden closure of the glottis and a sound like a cough)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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The study is based on corticotropin (the active ingredients of H.p. acthar gel) and H.p. acthar gel (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered.

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