Administering Cortrophin Gel
Getting started with Cortrophin Gel
Cortrophin Gel is supplied in a 5-mL multiple-dose vial containing 80 units per mL (400 units per 5-mL vial) and a 1-mL multiple-dose vial containing 80 units. Once you receive your Cortrophin Gel prescription, there are a few things to remember:
- Store the vials of Cortrophin Gel in the refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C)
- 1-mL vials: Throw away (discard) any 1-mL vials 6 months after first use or by the expiration date printed on the label, whichever occurs first
- 5-mL vials: Throw away (discard) any 5-mL vials 28 days after first use or by the expiration date printed on the label, whichever occurs first
- Write the revised "discard by" date in the space provided on the carton
- Do not use a vial if any signs of contamination are seen, like if the gel looks cloudy or has particles in it
At the time of your prescription, your healthcare provider will give you specific advice and instructions based on your needs and condition. You will also be taught how to prepare and inject Cortrophin Gel the right way, including:
Do not try to inject yourself until you have been shown how to give your injections by your healthcare provider.
A step-by-step process to injecting Cortrophin Gel
Cortrophin Gel can be given through 2 methods of administration. Ask your healthcare provider which injection method you should use and the best areas for your injections.
Cortrophin Gel is an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) injection treatment containing 80 U/mL. It can be administered:
Do not inject Cortrophin Gel into the vein or administer by mouth.
If you still aren't feeling comfortable with the injection process, the Cortrophin In Your Corner™ patient support program* can help! Cortrophin In Your Corner offers in-person injection training at no cost to you, provided by licensed nurses. If you have already been trained or have experience, a virtual injection review session may better fit your needs. If you have not received your injection training before starting treatment, you can call 1-800-805-5258 for assistance.
During this session, a home-health nurse will:
- Verify you have all of the supplies needed for your injection
- Walk you and/or your caregiver through the injection process for Cortrophin Gel
- Explain important facts about storage and disposal after your injection
*Not all patients will be eligible for all services offered by Cortrophin In Your Corner.
If you have questions about using Cortrophin Gel, please call Cortrophin In Your Corner before starting treatment at 1-800-805-5258.
Helpful resources for injecting Cortrophin Gel
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Understanding how to dose
After selecting an injection site, you will need to make sure the right amount of medicine, as prescribed by your healthcare provider, has been drawn up in your syringe. The amount of Cortrophin Gel and how often you or your loved one administer it will be individualized by your healthcare provider according to medical condition, severity of disease, and response to treatment. This chart can help remind you how much medicine you'll need based on what your healthcare provider has prescribed.
Cortrophin Gel Dose Conversion Chart
|Injection Amount (mL)
If you have any questions about your dose or specific injection amount of Cortrophin Gel, ask your healthcare provider for guidance.
FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Prescribe Cortrophin Gel today!
Download the Enrollment Form to begin the prescription process. Complete all pages with your patient
Enroll your patient in the Cortrophin In Your Corner support program
For the 5-mL vial, fax completed form to 1-844-FAX-CIYC (1-844-329-2492) along with copies of all insurance and prescription cards. For the 1-mL vial, fax completed form to 1-833-GOUT-FLA (1-833-468-8352) along with copies of all insurance and prescription cards
Once the form is received, it will be processed and the specialty pharmacy providing the medication will reach out to both you and your patients to help coordinate their prescription, or our Cortrophin In Your Corner hub will reach out about supporting in-office use.
Download the Enrollment Form to begin the prescription process:
Additional resources you may need:
See a full list of potential ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes
Download and have your patient fill out this consent form to be contacted about Cortrophin Gel
Download and have your patient fill out this HIPAA authorization form