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Egrifta Dosing

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joint pain for egrifta

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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
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... Read more »

is it ok to lower Egrifta dosage frequency?

I was wondering if after being on Egrifta for a year, is it okay to lower dose taken to less than... Read more »

Egrifta and Androgel side effects

I am currently taking both meds and i have been experiencing a lot of pain in my joints at the... Read more »
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A Closer Look at Egrifta, a Newly Approved Treatment for HIV-Associated Belly Fat Gain (Lipohypertrophy)

For years now, it has been clear that HIV-positive people are especially prone to developing unusual increases of fat in specific parts of their bodies. What has been less clear is exactly what a person with this type of fat gain, known as... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Tesamorelin Approved for Lipodystrophy

In November, the FDA approved tesamorelin (Egrifta; formerly known as TH9507) for treatment of a type of lipodystrophy in HIV positive people taking antiretroviral therapy. Tesamorelin is a synthetic growth hormone-releasing factor that stimulates... Read more »
Housing Works

Belly Fat Drug Debated Even Before FDA Approval

Drugs into bodies ... not as clearcut as it sounds. Tesamorelin (expected to be called "Egrifta" if and when it is marketed and sold in the United States by the company EMD Serono) is an experimental drug that seeks to limit or reduce belly fat... Read more »
Project Inform

New Treatment for Excess Deep Belly Fat Approved

In November 2010, a new drug called tesamorelin (Egrifta) was approved by the FDA to treat excess deep belly fat in HIV-positive people. The drug is a synthetic human growth hormone releasing factor that stimulates the pituitary gland to make growth... Read more »
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Egrifta tesamorelin, is it available?

Posted by artnut, 2 Replies
Positively Aware has an article (July/August 2010)on the FDA approving Egrifta for the treatment of belly fat. Is it available? Has anyone had any experience with it? The biggest problem seems injecting oneself. How about blood sugar levels? ... Read more »

Egrifta

Posted by Jameser, 5 Replies
I have been diagnosed with HIV associated lipodystrophy causing a huge belly. I'm 27 years old and I've tried exercise, changing my diet, among other things to try to lose the belly. I recently talked to my doctor about starting Egrifta and he... Read more »

Egrifta /tesamorelin

Posted by ricky1, 3 Replies
I was diagnosed with lypodystrophy my dr referred me to an epidemiologist for help 2 years ago,My insrence company will cover it.but I had to go through a third party that will help pay for the copay. I was in a study with serostim but the... Read more »

anyone with severe bone joint muscle pain

Posted by cybersecretary, 2 Replies
thought it was the tenofovir so we just switched meds and now i am waiting to see if it goes away. it has been a year of extreme pain.

was on tryvada atripla nd then complera..

now no tenofovir in my cocktail.
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