mecasermin (generic name)

It is used to increase growth in children who are short for their age
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • develop a limp
  • difficulty swallowing
  • ear infection
  • leg, hip or knee pain
  • nausea, vomiting
  • seizures
  • severe headache
  • sleep apnea
  • snoring

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • increase or decrease in fat under the skin near where injected
  • muscle pain
  • pain or swelling at site where injected

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store in the refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (35 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Once opened, vials must be discarded after 30 days. Throw away any unopened medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: July 07, 2009
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