Tesamorelin Dosage

Everyone taking tesamorelin has the same dose: 2 mg injected just under the skin of the abdominal area once a day. This amount will not change based on age, weight, or other factors. Children, people with liver or kidney disease, and older adults may require a different amount; however, these dosing guidelines have not yet been established.

An Introduction to Dosing With Tesamorelin

There is only one standard dosage for tesamorelin acetate (Egrifta™), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Tesamorelin Dosage for HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy

The standard recommended dose for treating lipodystrophy in people infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is 2 mg injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) once daily. Dosing recommendations for children, elderly, or people with kidney or liver disease have not been established.

General Information on Using Tesamorelin

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with tesamorelin include the following:
  • The injections are usually given in the fatty layer on the abdomen (the "stomach" area). Do not inject tesamorelin into the muscle. 
  • Make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to prepare and inject a tesamorelin dosage.
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of tesamorelin, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.

Tesamorelin Drug Information

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