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Mecasermin Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Mecasermin has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people given mecasermin were carefully documented. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred and how often they appeared.
 
In these studies, the most common mecasermin side effects, occurring in at least 5 percent of people, included but were not limited to:
 
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • Skin reactions at the injection site, such as bruising, pain, redness, and fatty lumps under the skin
  • Snoring
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Ear pain
  • Problems with the middle ear, such as fluid in the ear, ear infections, or needing ear tubes
  • Hearing loss
  • Painful joints
  • Arm or leg pain
  • Heart murmur
  • An enlarged thymus (a small organ of the immune system)
  • Seizures.
 

Final Thoughts

Your child may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your child's healthcare provider to know beforehand if your child will have problems with a medicine he or she has never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your child's healthcare provider know if your child develops any adverse reactions while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of mecasermin, your child's healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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