Mecasermin Subcutaneous

Mecasermin subcutaneous

What is Mecasermin Subcutaneous?

Mecasermin subcutaneous injection is a recombinant human insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) indicated for the treatment of children with severe primary insulin-like growth factor 1 deficiency (IGF-1 deficiency).

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is a hormone that is produced in the liver and is important for normal growth and development in children. IGF-1 deficiency is a condition in which the body does not produce enough IGF-1. This can lead to slowed growth and development, and in some cases, death.

Mecasermin subcutaneous injection is a man-made form of IGF-1 that can help to replace the IGF-1 that is missing in people with IGF-1 deficiency. Mecasermin subcutaneous injection is given as a shot under the skin (subcutaneous injection) once a day.


Benefits of Mecasermin Subcutaneous and Its Uses.

Mecasermin subcutaneous injection is used to help people who are not able to make enough insulin due to a lack of the hormone (diabetes mellitus) or because their bodies do not respond to the insulin that they make (insulin resistance). Mecasermin injection is also used to help people who are not able to grow enough muscle.

Mecasermin injection is a synthetic (man-made) form of the human insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) hormone. It works by increasing the amount of insulin-like growth factor 1 in the body. Insulin-like growth factor 1 is important for the growth of bones and muscles.

Mecasermin injection is available only with a doctor’s prescription.


Side Effects and Dosage of the Injection.

Mecasermin (recombinant human insulin-like growth factor-1, IGHF-1) is a protein that is naturally produced in the body. It helps the body grow and develop normally. Mecasermin is used to treat children and adults who have a certain type of growth hormone deficiency. Mecasermin is also used to increase the height of children who are shorter than expected. Mecasermin is injected under the skin.

Mecasermin may cause side effects. 

  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain

Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away.



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