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INDICATION AND IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION
What is SEROSTIM® (somatropin) for injection?
Serostim 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.
You should not take SEROSTIM if you have:
What should I tell my doctor before using SEROSTIM?
What are the most common side effects of SEROSTIM reported in clinical trials in patients treated for HIV-associated wasting or cachexia?
Other less common but serious side effects of SEROSTIM are:
These are not all of the possible side effects. Let your doctor know about any side effects you experience. Your doctor may prescribe a pain reliever or may decrease your dose of Serostim to help manage some side effects.
How should you administer Serostim?
Patients and caregivers should be trained by a healthcare professional on how to mix and inject Serostim prior to use. Never share Serostim with another person, even if the needle is changed. Injection sites can include arms, legs, abdomen and should be changed daily. Avoid injecting Serostim in areas that are sore or bruised.
Please see the Prescribing Information for complete Serostim Risk Information.