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    Acthar injection

    Side Effects

    List Acthar injection side effects by likelihood and severity.

    The following side effects are associated with Acthar injection:

    Common side effects of Acthar injection:

    • High Blood PressureSevere
    • InfectionSevere
    • AcneLess Severe
    • Cushing's SyndromeLess Severe
    • DiarrheaLess Severe
    • Easily Angered or AnnoyedLess Severe
    • Excessive HairinessLess Severe
    • Scaly Oily Skin Problem Primarily On Face and ScalpLess Severe
    • Skin DiscolorationLess Severe

    Infrequent side effects of Acthar injection:

    • Enlargement of the Ventricles of the BrainSevere
    • High Amount of Sodium in the BloodSevere
    • High Blood SugarSevere
    • Insufficiency of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary GlandSevere
    • Low Amount of Calcium in the BloodSevere
    • Low Amount of Phosphate in the BloodSevere
    • Low Amount of Potassium in the BloodSevere
    • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
    • RashLess Severe
    • Stuffy NoseLess Severe

    Rare side effects of Acthar injection:

    • AbscessSevere
    • Accumulation of Blood in Subdural Space Under Skull BoneSevere
    • AlkalosisSevere
    • CataractsSevere
    • Chronic Heart FailureSevere
    • Hemorrhage Within the SkullSevere
    • High Pressure Within the SkullSevere
    • Impaired Wound HealingSevere
    • Increased Pressure in EyesSevere
    • Left Ventricular HypertrophySevere
    • Lower Seizure ThresholdSevere
    • PancreatitisSevere
    • ShockSevere
    • Ulcers of EsophagusSevere
    • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
    • DizzyLess Severe
    • Excessive SweatingLess Severe
    • Extreme Sense of Well BeingLess Severe
    • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
    • FeverLess Severe
    • Head PainLess Severe
    • Hemorrhage of Blood Under the SkinLess Severe
    • Increased HungerLess Severe
    • Irregular PeriodsLess Severe
    • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
    • Muscle WeaknessLess Severe
    • Sensation of Spinning or WhirlingLess Severe
    • Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots on the SkinLess Severe
    • Swelling of the AbdomenLess Severe
    • Temporary Redness of Face and NeckLess Severe
    • Thin Fragile SkinLess Severe
    • Throwing UpLess Severe

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