SEROSTIM HGH 6MG
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION :
Serostim HGH is an injectable prescription medicine used for the treatment of HIV-positive patients with wasting or cachexia to increase lean body mass and body weight, and improve physical endurance. Treatment with antiretroviral therapy at the same time is necessary.
Serostim is drug currently being marketed by Serono Laboratories. This medication imitates human growth hormones. These hormones are what the body produces, as a chemical, which assists in the maintenance and building of bone and muscle tissues. Because of this hormone mimicking, Serostim is being tested to determine its effectiveness as a treatment for side effects experienced during anti-HIV drug therapy. Also being investigated is its possible use for immune-based therapy. Clinical trials are being conducted around Serostim’s ability to help the thymus gland in its T-cell production.
Wasting syndrome, an AIDS-related illness, is currently the main reason for Serostim HGH being prescribed. Wasting syndrome is when a person experiences more than a 10 percent loss of body weight. This occurs in conjunction with more than a month of diarrhea, weakness and fever. It is dangerous to leave wasting syndrome untreated. It is frequently associated with the progression and eventual death for those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
You should not take this drug if you have:
A critical illness from surgery, serious injuries, or a severe breathing problem
Cancer or undergoing treatment for cancer
Eye problems caused by diabetes
Allergies to growth hormone or other ingredients in Serostim vials
Tell your doctor
If you have cancer or had cancer in the past.
If you have diabetes, are at risk for getting diabetes, or have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal. New cases of type 2 diabetes have been reported in patients taking Serostim.
If you are allergic to growth hormone, benzyl alcohol, sucrose, phosphoric acid or sodium hydroxide.
If you are taking any other medicines (both prescription or over the counter), vitamins, or supplements because these medicines may affect each other. Your doctor may need to adjust the dose of Serostim HGH or other medicines you are taking.
If you are nursing, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Serostim passes into your breast milk or could harm your unborn baby.
SIDE EFFECTS :
The most common side effects of SEROSTIM HGH reported in clinical trials in patients treated for HIV-associated wasting or cachexia:
-Swelling, especially in the hands or feet or around the eyes
-Bone, muscle, and joint pain or stiffness
-Tingling, numbness and pain in the fingers, thumb or wrist
-Unusual skin sensations
-Breast enlargement in men
Other less common but serious side effects of SEROSTIM are:
-High blood sugar (hyperglycemia/diabetes) which can include symptoms of increased thirst and urination, tiredness, or trouble concentrating
-Headaches, changes in vision, nausea or vomiting, which requires immediate medical attention
-Serious allergic reactions that require immediate medical attention
-Pain and tenderness in the abdomen
4 to 6 iu per day.