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Mecasermin

Drug Interactions

This medication is unlikely to interact with other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Mecasermin).
 

Overdose Information

An overdose with this medication could cause dangerously low blood sugar levels. It is important to seek immediate medical attention if your child or someone else may have overdosed on this or any other drug.
 
(Click Increlex Overdose for more information.)
 

What Should I Do If I Forget a Dose of Mecasermin?

If you forget your child's scheduled dose, simply give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, however, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give two doses to make up for a missed dose. Also, skip a dose if your child cannot eat for any reason.
 

Storage Information

Mecasermin should be stored refrigerated, out of direct light and heat. Do not allow the medicine to freeze. The medicine must be used within 30 days of opening a vial. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is currently not available in generic form (see Generic Increlex).
 

Who Makes Mecasermin?

Mecasermin is manufactured by Hospira, Incorporated, for Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
 

Available Strengths

Mecasermin injection is available in one strength and form: Mecasermin 10 mg per mL solution. Each vial contains 40 mg (4 mL).
 
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