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How Long Does Egrifta Take To Work

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Egrifta/Serostim

I have been on Egrifta for about 2 years and it seems to have stopped working, my stomach is now getting big again, I was wondering if Serostim would help? either switching or adding serostim to my daily meds?Thankstom...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Very little data on long term benefit of Egrifta. No data on use of Egrifta and Serostem together (would not expect that to provide additional benefit based on mechansisms of action and would be concerned about added toxicity and high costs). KH... Read more »

New treatments for lipodystrophy beyond egrifta, etc.

I body build and work out, eat right, etc. The lipodystrophy I accumulated during my early use of... Read more »

taking egrifta and feel like i'm gaining weight

i have been taking egrifta for about 4 months now and feel i am gaining weight instead of losing... 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 »
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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 »
HIV i-Base

Theratechnologies Withdraw EU Application for Tesamorelin (Egrifta)

On 22 June 2012, Theratechnologies, the Canadian-based company responsible for developing tesamorelin, a growth hormone releasing factor (GHRF) that reduces central visceral fat, released a press release relating to regulatory issues. 1 Foremost... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Making Your Treatment Work Long-Term

In a Capsule Taking all your pills as prescribed (adherence) is crucial to the long-term success of your treatment. While adhering to your medication schedule can sometimes be challenging, there are many tips and tricks you can try to make it... 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

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 »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »