Generic Name(s): sermorelin acetate
Drug Class: Growth hormones
Treats: idiopathic growth hormone deficiency in children
Geref (sermorelin acetate) is a growth hormone-releasing agonist which works by stimulating the pituitary gland to release growth hormone. This medication mainly treats growth hormone in children. However, this medication may also be used for other conditions as determined by the doctor. Consult the doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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Geref is a growth hormone-releasing agonist which is mainly used for diagnosing and treating idiopathic growth hormone deficiency in children with growth failure. Geref works by stimulating the pituitary gland to release growth hormone.
However, this medication may also be used for other conditions as determined by the doctor. Do not use this medication if you are allergic to it or any ingredient in it. Contact your doctor or a health professional if this applies to you. Follow the instructions exactly as indicated on the label or as prescribed by the doctor.
- idiopathic growth hormone deficiency in children
Geref dosage is dependent on the user of the medicine. The dosage varies with the age of the patient and also depend on the strength of the medicine. The dosage is administered through injection. You should read the prescription details on the label to avoid unnecessary use. Note that unnecessary use or overuse can lead to ineffectiveness of the medicine.
Recommended dosage for Geref
- subcutaneous injection: 0.03 mg or 30 Mcg per kg of body weight once daily at bedtime
- subcutaneous injection sites may be periodically rotated
How to use Geref
- The dosage is administered as an injection
- Do not shake Geref when mixing
- Use Geref immediately after mixing. Discard any unused medicine
- Stop all other growth hormones 1 week before using Geref
- Do not use 2 doses at once
Geref Side Effects
Geref has a variety of side effects which depends on the user of the medicine. It has some needed side effects as well as unwanted side effects. Note that not all side effects should be reported. However, the unwanted side effects should be reported for medication. In the event the following side effects occur, seek medical advice immediately.
Common side effects include:
- swelling at the place of injection
Rare side effects
- trouble in swallowing
- flushing of the face
- injection site pain
- pallor and tightness in the chest
Some medications may interact with Geref. However, not every drug interacts with Geref. Consult your doctor or healthcare professionals since they may be aware of all drug interactions and may monitor you for it. Note that not every drug should be combined with another. So avoid combining drugs anyhow. Consult with your doctor first before using any medicine. Inform your doctor all the prescription and non-prescription drugs you are currently taking. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
These medications may reduce the effectiveness of Geref. This is a list of some of the drug interactions that may occur. Consult the doctor for more information.