Side Effects of Tesamorelin

Common Side Effects

Tesamorelin has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and then compared to those that occurred in a similar group of people taking a placebo (an injection with no active ingredient). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group taking the placebo.
In these studies, common tesamorelin side effects included:
  • Joint pain -- in up to 13.3 percent of people
  • Redness, itching, or pain at the injection site -- up to 8.5 percent
  • Pain in the arms and legs -- up to 6.1 percent
  • Peripheral edema (swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet) -- up to 6.1 percent
  • Muscle pain -- up to 5.5 percent
  • Sensations of prickling, tingling, or numbness -- up to 4.8 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 4.4 percent
  • Hypoesthesia (decreased sensation) -- up to 4.2 percent
  • Rash -- up to 3.7 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 2.6 percent
  • Itching -- up to 2.4 percent
  • Depression -- up to 2 percent
  • Heart palpitations -- up to 1.1 percent.
Injection site pain and bruising may possibly be related to injection technique. Change your site with each injection to decrease your chance of these particular side effects.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects of tesamorelin listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking this drug. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to tesamorelin, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

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