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Should I Take Egrifta If I Have Hiv

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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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Egrifta

Is there any long term study being done by EMD Serono on the drug Egrifta thatI could enroll in?Thanks for you help,W....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes. Here are two: <a href="http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01263717?term=egrifta&rank=2" target=_new>Effects of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone in HIV</a> <a... Read more »

Egrifta(Tesamorelin)

Can you please advise me as to where i can obtain these meds i reside in South Africa and or is it known under another name as our Pharmacy's do not recognize this product ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Tesamorelin (EGRIFTA) is approved for the treatment of HIV lipodystrophy (fat accumulation) in the US. It is indeed the only name of the product. I'm not aware of any specifics of it's availability in RSA.BY... Read more »

Buffalo hump and injectable Egrifta

Is there any research on using the new injectable drug Egrifta to correct body fat gain in the back of the neck. It has proven to be effective on stomach fat. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Egrifta (growth hormone releasing factor) has some benefit in decreasing intra-abdominal fat seen in the setting of HIV-associated lipodystrophy. Its effect on buffalo hump somewhat less clear delineated but there has been some benefit there as... Read more »

problem with Egrifta

I know that Egrifta is a new medication to help with the lypodystrophy. My problem is both stomach and back of the neck area. My doctor put me on Egrifta and I had side effect of the hives within the first week. Do you know if any other...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am unaware of any product that is currently in development and likely to be available anytime soon for the treatment of HIV-related lipodystrophy (specifically fat gain). Growth hormone can also decrease fat but is also expensive, has to be... 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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