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How Do I Get 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 »

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 »

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 Antibodies

I participated in the phase III trial of Tesamorelin and the extension in LA, CA. I rec'd the drug during the trial and the placebo in the extension. I was notified about a year after the trial that I had developed antibodies to the drug. I was told...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Very good questions for which I don't have any solid answers. If any reader knows of a reference that would be helpful please post. KH 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 Body

FDA Decision on Egrifta (Tesamorelin) Delayed Until Fall

...It's been more than a month since a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel unanimously recommended approval of Egrifta (tesamorelin). That recommendation appeared to put Egrifta firmly on track to become the first approved... 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 »
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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 »

"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 »

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 Read more »

Tamiflu and Relenza discounts

Posted by raymondadams
...Hey man, check this out - text "txtcpn" to 368266 and you will get a prescription coupon on your phone to use for Relenza and Tamiflu discounts Read more »