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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 may interact with this medicine?

  • growth hormone
  • medicines for diabetes
  • medicines for thyroid disease
  • octreotide
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit the doctor for regular check on the child's progress. The doctor may order blood work. Tell the doctor if your child has any unusual effects from this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • hip or knee pain
  • low blood sugar (ask your doctor or healthcare professional for a list of these symptoms)
  • problems walking

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • aches, pains
  • change in hair growth or look of the face
  • lumps under the skin at site where injected
  • pain or swelling at site where injected
  • snoring or trouble sleeping

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

This medicine will be shipped frozen to you or to your doctor's office. It should be kept frozen at all times until you are ready to use it. Store it in your freezer at - 20 degrees C or lower (- 4 degrees F or colder). Once the medicine thaws, use it within 1 hour. Throw away the vial if it has been thawed for more than 2 hours. Do not use this medicine if it has been in your freezer for more than 2 months.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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