Sermorelin Injection

1 What is Sermorelin?

Sermorelin injection is used to diagnose and treat growth hormone deficiency in children. Sermorelin is a synthetic analogue of a substance that stimulates the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. 

Sermorelin is available as an injectable and is given only in the hospital or doctor’s clinic.

On the time of this writing, Sermorelin injection has been discontinued or removed from the market in the United States. 

2 What to Know Before Using

Here are the things you must consider first before taking Sermorelin injection.

Allergies

You cannot take Sermorelin if you are allergic to it.

Health problems

Before taking Sermorelin, mention to your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant soon
  • If you are breastfeeding
  • Have any head injury or disease affecting the brain
  • Have any serious medical condition or illness

Drug interactions

Avoid drug interactions by telling all the medicines you take to your doctor while receiving Sermorelin. Mention prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements. If you take Sermorelin, tell your doctor if you take any of the following medications:

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Aspirin and Indomethacin
  • Glucocorticoids such as Prednisone, Hydrocortisone, Prednisolone, Dexamethasone, Beclomethasone, and others
  • Insulin
  • Medicines that affect the thyroid gland, such as Propylthioruracil
  • Atropine
  • Clonidine
  • Levodopa

3 Proper Usage

Sermorelin is an injectable drug and you can only have it in the hospital or doctor’s clinic. You must receive Sermorelin injection as prescribed by the doctor. 

4 Precautions to Take

If you are using Sermorelin, it is important that your doctor check your progress regularly. Do not miss any clinic or lab tests while receiving Sermorelin.

Do not get pregnant or do breastfeeding while having treatment with Sermorelin. If you do, call your doctor right away.

Do not take any medicine, supplements, or herbal substances while having Sermorelin unless your doctor tells otherwise.

5 Potential Side Effects

Sermorelin may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor if you experienced the following:

  • Severe allergic reaction symptoms such as hives, skin rash, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the tongue, nose, mouth, or throat
  • Pain, redness, or swelling of the injection site
  • Trouble in swallowing

Sermorelin may cause minor side effects such as:

  • Flushing of the skin of the face
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Strange taste
  • Vomiting
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