Administering Cortrophin Gel
A step-by-step process to injecting Cortrophin Gel
Before beginning any new treatment, it’s helpful to learn about the medication you have been prescribed. You can download this brochure to reference throughout your treatment journey.
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). 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)
- Throw away any vials after the expiration date printed on the label has passed or if it has been more than 28 days since the top seal was punctured
- 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 a healthcare professional.
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 injection training at no cost to you provided by licensed nurses. The nurse will help you decide whether an in-person or virtual training session better fits your needs.
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
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
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
|Units||Injection Amount (mL)|
|120 units||1.5 mL|
|80 units||1 mL|
|40 units||0.5 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!
Visit the Enrollment Portal or download the appropriate Enrollment Form (with prescription) below, and complete all pages with your patient
Enroll your patient in the Cortrophin In Your Corner support program
If using printed version, fax completed form to 1-833-302-1419 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.
Visit the online Enrollment Portal or download an Enrollment Form to begin the prescription process:
Additional documents you may need: