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Descriptions


Repository corticotropin injection is used to treat infantile spasms (seizures) in babies and children younger than 2 years of age. It is also used to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. This medicine will not cure MS, but it may slow some of the disabling effects and decrease the number of flare-ups (relapses) of the disease.

Repository corticotropin injection is also used to treat joint disorders (eg, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis), autoimmune diseases (eg, systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE, polymyositis), and certain conditions of the skin (eg, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome), eyes (eg, keratitis, diffuse posterior uveitis and choroiditis, optic neuritis), and lungs (eg, sarcoidosis). It is also used to treat certain allergies (eg, serum sickness) and swelling (edema) of the body.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.