sermorelin (injectable), Geref (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Learn how to prepare and inject the drug. Review the sermorelin Patient Information Insert. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist. When mixing this medication with a saline solution, aim the syringe containing the mixing solution (saline) against the inside wall of the vial; slowly inject the solution so it runs down the side of the vial and into the medication powder. Do not inject the solution directly into the medication. Doing so may cause this medication to be ineffective. Gently swirl the mixture until all the medication is dissolved completely. Do not shake the vial. Inject this medication under the skin (subcutaneously) usually once daily at bedtime; or use as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your weight, medical condition, and response to therapy. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. It is important to change the location of the injection site daily to avoid problem areas under the skin. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Do not mix this medication to be used at a later time. Only use freshly mixed medication. Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.
SIDE EFFECTS: Pain/swelling/redness of the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Promptly tell your doctor if any of these unlikely side effects occur: headache, flushing, increase in activity (hyperactivity). Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: trouble swallowing, vomiting, tightness in the chest. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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