Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is used in the treatment of infantile spasms
How it works
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth) is similar to the natural hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. It makes the adrenal glands in the body to produce certain natural steroids.
Common side effects
Weight gain, Glucose intolerance, Fluid retention, Mood changes, Increased appetite, Behavioural changes, Increased blood pressure