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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Egrifta

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Serostim pros and cons

What are the side effects and pros and cons of using Serostim? Also are there any drug or food interactionsthat you know of?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Pros: definite evidence that it will increase lean body mass while decreasing fat. Side effects not too bad (see below)Cons: very expensive therapy (>$1000 per week), must be given by injection, frequent (though fairly minor side effects like... Read more »

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Proyecto Inform

Se Aprobó Nuevo Tratamiento para el Exceso de Grasa Visceral

En noviembre de 2010, se aprobó un nuevo medicamento llamado tesamorelin (Egrifa) para tratar el exceso de grasa profunda en la barriga (grasa visceral) en personas VIH positivas. El medicamento es un factor de liberación de una hormona de... Read more »
Proyecto Inform

El Tesamorelin y el Exceso de Grasa Profunda en la Barriga

Introducción Cambios en la Forma Corporal Los Voluntarios del Estudio Diseño del Estudio Efectos Secundarios Resultados El Punto de Vista de Project Inform Introducción El factor liberador de la hormona de crecimiento humano... 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 »
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 »
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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 »

Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
Hola a todos mi nombre es Pablo tengo 30 aos y es la 1ra vez que escribo en esta seccion de espaol. Soy de una pequea ciudad del sur de Argentina.
Hace un mes atras recibi la noticia que soy HIV + y no voy a decir que me siento mal y bla bla bla... Read more »