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Iplex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is mecasermin rinfabate (Iplex)?
- What are the possible side effects of mecasermin rinfabate (Iplex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about mecasermin rinfabate (Iplex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using mecasermin rinfabate (Iplex)?
- How should I use mecasermin rinfabate (Iplex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Iplex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Iplex)?
- What should I avoid while using mecasermin rinfabate (Iplex)?
- What other drugs will affect mecasermin rinfabate (Iplex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Iplex)?
Give the injection as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Always have the child eat a meal or snack 20 minutes before or after injecting mecasermin rinfabate.
What happens if I overdose (Iplex)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think your child has received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include symptoms of low blood sugar such as headache, nausea, hunger, confusion, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, or trouble concentrating.
What should I avoid while using mecasermin rinfabate (Iplex)?
Avoid giving this medication if your child is sick or cannot eat.
Do not give a mecasermin rinfabate injection if the child does not eat a meal or snack within 20 minutes before or after the injection. Mecasermin rinfabate may lower blood sugar levels if it is used without eating.
What other drugs will affect mecasermin rinfabate (Iplex)?
Before using mecasermin rinfabate, tell the doctor if your child uses any diabetes medications such as insulin or medicines taken by mouth (Glucotrol, Diabeta, Micronase, Orinase, and others). If your child is using any of these drugs, he or she may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use mecasermin rinfabate.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect mecasermin rinfabate. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications your child uses. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your child's doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about mecasermin rinfabate.
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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