|Serostim pros and cons
May 17, 1999
What are the side effects and pros and cons of using Serostim? Also are there any drug or food interactions
that you know of?
Response from Dr. Fisher
Pros: definite evidence that it will increase lean body mass while decreasing fat. Side effects not too bad (see below)
Cons: very expensive therapy (>$1000 per week), must be given by injection, frequent (though fairly minor side effects like bloating, fluid retention), no documented studies beyond 12 week duration
Not aware of food interactions (it is given by injection so it cannot interact with foods) or drug interactions (after all it is a normal human hormone)
Alvan Fisher, M.D.
Human Growth Hormone
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