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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 »

Access to Egrifta, becomes more political

Nelson,Recently, my endocrinologist (and HIV doc) decided to try me on Egrifta, to see if that... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Egrifta Patient Support Information Now Available

In a letter to community advocates late last week, EMD Serono released details about their patient support, patient assistance, and drug co-pay programs for Egrifta (tesamorelin). Egrifta is an injectable medication used in the treatment of... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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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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