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Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

Introduction Body Shape Changes Study Volunteers Study Design Side Effects Study Results Project Inform's Perspective 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% less deep belly fat in those on tesamorelin than those on placebo. ...
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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 »

tesamorelin

Do you have further information concerning tesamorelin and its efficacy? I work for a company in the UK considering whether to introduce it here.Thanks for any guidance,Nick Foster...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
All you need to know is found is this link from the FDA:<a href="http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/Drugs/EndocrinologicandMetabolicDrugsAdvisoryCommittee/UCM213260.pdf" target=_new>FDA... Read more »

tesamorelin for Belly fat

I recently heard of a new drug tesamorelin (from theratech) finishing phase 3 confirmatory trials. From what I read, it seems like this is going to be a big help with reducing visceral stomach fat. Can you comment? Below is the reply I recd...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I do think that tesamorelin is going to be a big help in dealing with lipohypertrophy. It appears to be safer than growth hormone and as effective in reducing fat deposition. One downside will be the need for injection of this medication, but this... 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...
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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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 /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 »