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Generic name: TesamorelinTES-a” moe-REL-in

Drug category: growth hormones

What is Egrifta?

Egrifta is made using growth hormone-releasing factors (GRF).Egrifta is a treatment used to eliminate stomach fat caused by taking certain HIV medications. Lipodystrophy (LYE-poe-DIS-troe-fee).Egrifta cannot be used as a weight-loss medication and should not be taken to treat weight gain.

Side effects of Egrifta

Seek medical attention immediately. If you experience any of these symptoms that indicate an allergy reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue, Take a break from Egrifta and contact your physician immediately if you experience an adverse reaction that is serious, like:

  • Swelling in your ankles, hands, or feet;
  • Stiffness or pain in joints or muscles;
  • Discomfort in your arms or legs;
  • Numbness or pain in the wrist
  • Numbness or tingling sensations in your fingers or hands
  • Heartbeats that pound or flutter in your chest
  • Increased blood sugar (increased thirst, more frequent urination, hunger, dry mouth, a fruity breath, a dry smell, dry skin, blurred vision, and the loss of weight);

Less severe Egrifta adverse effects could include:

  • Depression; insomnia (insomnia);
  • Sweaty nights;
  • Minor rash or itching
  • Muscles spasms;
  • Nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
  • Discomfort, redness, itching swelling, bruising bleeding, or any other discomforts where the injection was orally administered;

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and others could happen.Consult with your physician if experiencing adverse effects and report them immediately to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Egrifta could harm a newborn baby and cause a birth defect. Do not take it if you are expecting. Do not take Egrifta if you are allergic to tesamorelin. Also, if you have an antecedent of tumors, surgery to the pituitary gland, an injury to your head, or radiation therapy,Before taking Egrifta, inform your physician that you have heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, epilepsy, diabetes, migraines, asthma, an adrenal gland disease, or if you've been diagnosed with cancer or any kind of cancer, heart surgery.Be sure to inform your doctor about any recent or serious illness, injury, or medical emergency.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take Egrifta in the event that you are allergic to tesamorelin or suffer from:

  • Cancer;
  • A pituitary gland problem;
  • A history of pituitary gland tumors or surgeries;
  • An injury to the head or radiation treatment;
  • If you are pregnant.

To ensure that you are able to safely take Egrifta, inform your doctor whether you suffer from any of the following other health conditions:

  • A history of cancer or another tumor (either malignant or benign);
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure
  • Kidney disease;
  • Eyesight problems due to diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma;
  • Migraine headaches;
  • Adrenal gland disorders;
  • If you've had an open heart procedure,
  • If you suffer from a major illness or have recently suffered an injury or medical issue,

FDA pregnancy category"X.Egrifta can cause harm to an unborn baby or lead to birth defects. Don't use Egrifta in the event that you are expecting. Contact your doctor immediately when you find yourself pregnant while receiving treatment. Women who have HIV or AIDS shouldn't breastfeed their babies. Even if the baby was born without HIV, it is possible that the virus could be transmitted to your baby by your breast milk. Don't give Egrifta to your baby without a medical recommendation.

Similar or related drugs

Memento Leptin and tesamorelin

How to take Egrifta?

Egrifta is injected beneath the skin. It is possible to be taught how to inject at home. Do not inject yourself, Egrifta, if you don't know how to administer the injection or how to get rid of any needles or syringes.Egrifta is a drug that comes with injection instructions that are the safest and most effective. Follow these instructions carefully. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor for more information.Egrifta is a powder-based medicine that needs to be mixed with liquid (diluent) prior to use. If you're using injectables yourself, make sure that you are aware of how to mix and store the drug.Prepare your dose using a syringe when you are able to inject yourself. Be sure not to take the medication when it's changed color or contains particles. Contact your physician for a fresh prescription. When you mix Egrifta with a diluent, you should use it right now. Do not keep the mix for later use.

Egrifta is typically prescribed daily. Follow your doctor's instructions for dosage extremely carefully.Place a different spot on your stomach every time you inject. Your doctor will show you the most effective areas of your body where you can inject the medicine. Make sure you don't inject in the same spot twice in the same row.Don't share an Egrifta syringe with a person, even if you swap the needle. Sharing needles or syringes could let HIV or other infections spread between people.To be sure that Egrifta can help your health without having harmful side effects, your blood is required to be checked frequently. Make sure you don't skip any follow-up visits with your physician.Keep bottles made of Egrifta powder inside the fridge. Do not freeze. Keep the diluent at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and light.Dispose of any empty vials following the expiration date on which the label has expired.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Consult your physician for instructions if you have missed a dose of Egrifta.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical assistance immediately or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 for help.

What should be avoided?

Avoid injecting Egrifta into scar tissue or onto the skin that has been damaged. Don't inject directly into the navel (belly button).

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor all other medicines you are taking, including:

  • Cyclosporine (gengraf, neoral, sandimmune);
  • Treatment with testosterone or hormone replacement therapy;
  • Seizure medication;
  • Steroids (prednisone and others);

This isn't a complete list, and there are a variety of other medications that interfere with Egrifta. Inform your doctor about any medications you take. This includes prescriptions, over-the-counter vitamins, and herbal products. Don't start any new medication without consulting your physician. Keep a record of all your medications and give it to any health professional who cares for you.