"Nov. 27, 2012 -- Every month, 1,000 more young Americans ages 13 to 24 get an incurable infection that's deadly unless held at bay by daily doses of costly drugs -- and many of them don't even know it.
That infection is HIV, the virus"...
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TESAMORELIN - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Egrifta
USES: This medication is used to reduce excess fat in the stomach area (abdomen) in people with HIV infection who have changes in the way their body fat is distributed. Some HIV drugs may cause this side effect (increased fat in the upper back and stomach areas, decreased fat in the arms and legs). Tesamorelin works by causing your body to make more growth hormone.
This medication should not be used for weight loss.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet and Patient Instructions for Use provided by your pharmacist before starting this medication and each time you get a refill. A health care professional will teach you how to properly use this medication. Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package or from your health care professional. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Wash your hands with soap and water before using this medication. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
Inject this medication under the skin on your stomach (abdomen) as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.
Pick an injection site that is below your belly button to the left or right. Avoid any area with scar tissue, bruises, reddening, or irritation. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change the injection site each time to lessen injury under the skin.
Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist for more details.
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