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Mecasermin Drug Information

Mecasermin (Increlex®) is a medication used to treat certain growth problems in children. It comes as a liquid that is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) twice daily. This medicine is approved for use in children age 2 to 18, and it works by replacing a certain hormone in the body that is important for human growth.
 
Information obtained during clinical trials on mecasermin showed that this drug helped children to grow an average of 3.1 inches a year in the first year and 2.3 inches in the second year. This growth rate slowly declined each year to an average rate of 1.7 inches a year in year eight.
 
Most people who use this medication tolerate it fairly well. However, side effects are possible and include low blood sugar levels, headaches, and dizziness.
 
(Click Mecasermin for more information on this drug, including safety concerns and dosing tips.)
 
 

Mecasermin Drug Information

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