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If your child has growth problems, he or she may benefit from mecasermin. This prescription medicine is specifically designed for use in children and adolescents who do not make enough insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), a hormone needed for human growth. It comes as a liquid that is injected twice daily just beneath the skin. Headaches, dizziness, and vomiting are possible side effects of the drug.
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Reactions at the injection site, such as bruising