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Egrifta Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is tesamorelin (Egrifta)?
- What are the possible side effects of tesamorelin (Egrifta)?
- What is the most important information I should know about tesamorelin (Egrifta)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using tesamorelin (Egrifta)?
- How tesamorelin given (Egrifta)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Egrifta)?
- What happens if I overdose (Egrifta)?
- What should I avoid while using tesamorelin (Egrifta)?
- What other drugs will affect tesamorelin (Egrifta)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Egrifta)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of tesamorelin.
What happens if I overdose (Egrifta)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using tesamorelin (Egrifta)?
Do not inject this medicine into scar tissue or on skin that is bruised. Do not inject directly into your navel (belly-button).
What other drugs will affect tesamorelin (Egrifta)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- testosterone or hormone replacement therapy;
- seizure medication;
- steroids (prednisone and others);
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with tesamorelin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about tesamorelin.
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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Additional Egrifta Information
- Egrifta Drug Interactions Center: tesamorelin subq
- Egrifta Side Effects Center
- Egrifta Overview including Precautions
- Egrifta FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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