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Growth Hormone Dosage
May 17, 2005

What is the current dosage recommendation for removing visceral fat? I hear the FDA may approve it for lipodystrophy. Any idea when? Thanks for all your help.

Response from Dr. Henry

The optimal initial dose of growth hormone for fat increases (often 2-4 mg/day)and the optimal maintenance dose is still under study (doses like 2 mg every other day have been looked at). THe drug is very expensive (can cost > $30,000/year) and can trigger diabetes and bone pain as well as other problems. Growth hormone releasing factor is also under study. KH

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