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joint pain for egrifta
Dec 21, 2011

hi., i been using egrifta for the last 2 months , when i start seeing results , my both hands, start to bother pain in my elbows and hands , only when i was on bed ., once i start to work , the pain was very mild.... i dont wanna stop taking egrifta , is there anything i can do to help to ease the join pain?

Response from Dr. Henry

No simple answer there-bone/joint pain is a side effect of Egrifta though the rate may be lower than with standard growth hormone. Decreasing dose or stopping Egrift usually results in decreased pain if due to the Egrifta but then see reversal of any modest fat benefit from the Egrifta. Drugs like ibuprogen or naproxyn, acetominophen, Cox-s inhibitors, or sometimes narocotics may be needed for pain control. Assessment for other potential causes is warranted as well. KH

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