When can I stop taking H.P. Acthar Gel?

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Talk to your doctor about when you can stop taking H.P. Acthar Gel. How long you need to take H.P. Acthar Gel may depend on the condition you are treating and how well you respond to the drug.

H.P. Acthar Gel is a drug given by injection into a muscle to treat multiple sclerosis, some forms of arthritis, lupus, some eye diseases and several other conditions. Doctors aren't sure exactly how it works, but it may help your body produce cortisol and other hormones.

You should not stop taking H.P. Acthar Gel without talking to your doctor first. Quitting suddenly may cause your original symptoms to come back or may affect the functioning of your adrenal gland. Slowly tapering the medication under your doctor's supervision may be the best way to stop taking H.P. Acthar Gel.