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Getting A Prescription For Tesamorelin

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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 and spread in the body, which helps control metabolism, body shape, and use of energy. Indications and Usage Tesamorelin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November...
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Tesamorelin

I am putting all my hope of getting rid of my abdominal girth with this drug. Any idea when it might be ready for FDA approval? Getting really put to date info on the drug is somewhat difficult. And, I am getting tired of being asked if I am...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I am sorry to hear about your predicament. On the company website there is a press release that the second phase 3 study is well underway and they expect to report results this year. If the trial outcomes are positive, as expected, then this would... 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 effects.In an... Read more »

No more prescription meds for him to use

We are having so much trouble getting some help with alternative meds, vitamins, and herbs! Which ones, how much? These have to take the place of prescription meds, since he has become resistant to all. We are stalling for time till new ones are...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
I am not surprised about difficulty in getting inforamtion and recommendations on these treatments. In other situations it has been easier to say, "While there is no current viable research to support use of X, it is not likely to cause a... Read more »

Marinol Prescription

Hi , I am currently on lithium for my moods . I also have adhd and anxiety and possibally rapid cycling bipolar . I have been smokignweed with my lithium and its honestly the only thing that makes me eat , sleep , and relax. But the thing is I am...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Of course, here in Colorado, getting marijuana is now legal- either for medical or recreational purposes.Marinol is typically used in the clinic for HIV-associated nausea or anorexia. Since you have difficulty eating,... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Vision Getting Worse

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex twice with a guy of unknown status (I'm a female). This happened almost 5 years ago and I have been putting testing off for a very long time. I tried to test right after it happened but I didn't know you had to wait six months... Read more »

Illegal Prescriptions

Posted by kim_b, 1 Reply
Recently, my pharmacist has bben filling my prescriptions at a discounted price....this seems wonderful considering how expensive my HMO is regarding these meds. However, I never paid any attention to my pill bottles, and noticed that this is the... Read more »