Sermorelin (Injection)

Introduction

Sermorelin (ser-moe-REL-in)

Used as part of a medical test for measuring growth hormone in the body.

Brand Name(s)

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to sermorelin.

How to Use This Medicine

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Tell your doctor if you are using insulin, or pain or arthritis medicine such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or indomethacin. Your doctor will need to know if you are using clonidine (Catapres®), levodopa (Sinemet®), or a steroid such as dexamethasone, prednisolone, prednisone, or Medrol®.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using propylthiouracil (PTU), or a growth hormone such as Norditropin® or Humatrope®.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor will need to know if you have diabetes, underactive thyroid, or a history of blood sugar problems.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Chest tightness, or fast heartbeat.
  • Lightheadedness or fainting.
  • Redness, pain, blistering, or rash where the needle is placed.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Headache.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Pale skin.
  • Unusual taste in your mouth.
  • Warmth or redness in your face.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 06/12/2013

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This page was last updated: September 18, 2013

         
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