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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
A dosage of 0.2 - 0.3 mcg once daily at bedtime by subcutaneous injection is recommended. It is also recommended that subcutaneous injection sites be periodically rotated.
To prevent possible contamination, wipe the rubber vial stopper with an antiseptic solution before puncturing it with the needle. It is recommended that Sermorelin be administered using sterile, disposable syringes and needles. The syringes should be of small enough volume that the prescribed dose can be drawn from the vial with reasonable accuracy.
To reconstitute Sermorelin, inject the diluent into the vial of Sermorelin aiming the liquid against the glass vial wall. Swirl the vial with a GENTLE rotary motion until contents are dissolved completely. Do not administer Sermorelin if particles are visible in the reconstituted solution or if the reconstituted solution is cloudy.
Vials of Sermorelin (sermorelin acetate for injection) should be stored refrigerated (2°-8°C/36°-46°F). Expiration dates are stated on the labels.
Sermorelin acetate (sermorelin) is a sterile, nonpyrogenic, lyophilized powder supplied in packages containing:
Manufacturer information: n/a. FDA rev date: 10/2/2001
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/16/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Sermorelin Acetate Information
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