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Getting A Prescription For Tesamorelin

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Tesamorelin

... Brand Name: Egrifta Other Name(s): TH9507 Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Tesamorelin, also known as TH9507, is a type of medicine called a growth hormone-releasing factor (GHRF). GHRF causes growth hormone to be created
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Nelson, what's going on with Egrifta?

I am on ADAP. Can I get it now? My lipodystrophy belly is pretty big and I need to do something about itCarlos
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...insurance companies are already starting to pay for it, but high copays may be required. Serono has a $200 copay assistance per prescription.The total yearly cost is $23,900. It is injected once a day under the skin (2 mg). After 26 weeks,... Read more »

Egrifita

Is the drug Egrifita now in drug stores. Can I discuss with myDoctor with the hope of getting a prescription filled?thanks,Walt
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...should be soon. But you do not have to wait. Actually, the company is encouraging doctors to call them at the number shown on Egrifta.com so that they can help them with insurance related issues and medical necessity letters. So have your doctor... Read more »

What is the big deal with Tesamorelin?

I was a participant in a phase III trial for Tesamorelin. I did receive the drug for the 1st half of the trial and placebo for the 2nd half. Both according to my own experience and reports from the makers of the product, as well as in discussion...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...I am glad you repeat what I have said before, that the decrease in visceral fat produced by Tesamorelin is small (15-17% in 26 weeks). Growth hormone achieved values closer to 30-40% in some studies, but it also caused more side Read more »

Tesamorelin and Prostate Cancer

I have a history of prostate cancer. I received seed-implant treatment a few years ago and my PSA has been normal for quite some time. I also suffer from lipodystrophy and recently read about Tesamorelin. Would I be able to take Tesamorelin or might...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Tesamorelin (brand name Egrifta), is coming up for FDA review for potential approval in May. It is a growth hormone releasing hormone that enables your body Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Egrifta Patient Support Information Now Available

...Egrifta. To start the process, licensed healthcare providers must fax a Statement of Medical Necessity (SMN) (i.e., prescription), signed by the healthcare provider, and Patient Authorization, signed by the patient, to the AXIS... Read more »
Project Inform

Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

...Introduction Studied as a way to reduce excess deep belly fat, the synthetic human growth hormone releasing factor called tesamorelin may be approved by the FDA in the first half of 2010. Results from a 52-week study of 816 people showed 18%... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...than Serostim. It does not increase blood sugar or cause lipoatrophy,and it may lower triglycerides. Tesamorelin (brand name Egrifta) will soon be up for FDA approval. It willprobably also have a high price tag. Insurance coverage will depend on... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

...Clinical Trials Buyers' Club Seeking Help Health Insurance Health insurance usually covers most of the cost of your prescription drugs. The best way to get health insurance is to go to work for an employer who provides it. If you do... 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 Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

"Prescription coupon".

Posted by raymondadams, 1 Reply
Text TXTCPN to 386266 to get a pharmaceutical coupon sent to you that works at CVS and Wal-mart. Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »