Brand name(s): Geref
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For sermorelin, the following should be considered:
Allergies-Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to sermorelin. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy-Sermorelin has not been studied in pregnant women. However, studies in animals have shown that sermorelin causes minor birth defects. Before taking this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant.
Other medicines-Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking sermorelin, it is especially important that your health care professional know if you are taking any of the following:
- Corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines)-These medicines can interfere with the effects of sermorelin
- Underactive thyroid-This condition can interfere with the effects of sermorelin
Last Revised: 05/09/2002
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