Tesamorelin

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Cancer or a history of cancer
  • Undergone pituitary gland surgery
  • Had head irradiation
  • Experienced head trauma
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Diabetes
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Tesamorelin to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does Tesamorelin Work?

Tesamorelin increases the release of growth hormone in the body. Growth hormone is able to break down fatty tissue and build up organ tissues. The effects of growth hormone are broad, but its effect on fat breakdown is believed to be responsible for the reduction of stomach fat.
 

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with tesamorelin include the following:
 
  • This medication is given as an injection just under the skin once a day.
  • The injections are usually given in the fatty layer on the abdomen (the "stomach" area). Do not inject tesamorelin into a muscle.
  • Make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to inject tesamorelin.
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     

Tesamorelin Drug Information

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