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Generic: mecasermin rinfabate
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It is used to treat children who are short for their age because their bodies do not make enough IGF-1

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What is this medicine?

MECASERMIN RINFABATE is a man- made hormone. It is used to treat children who are short for their age because their bodies do not make enough IGF- 1.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • any type of cancer
  • diabetes or changes in blood sugar
  • sleep apnea or loud snoring
  • scoliosis
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to mecasermin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or other preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection under the skin. You will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Try to use this medicine at about the same time every day. Use it shortly before a meal. If your child cannot or will not eat, then do not give that day's dose. It is important that your child eat well and not skip meals.

Look at the medicine before using it. It should be clear and colorless or a little yellow. Do not use the medicine if it is cloudy or has solid pieces in it.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 3 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, skip that dose. Take the regular dose the next day at the regular time. Do not take double or extra doses.

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