Generic Name: mecasermin (ME ka SER min)
Brand Names: Increlex
Increlex (mecasermin) is a man-made form of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), a substance that is normally produced in the body. IGF-1 is important for the growth of bones and muscles. Click here for more info
Increlex should not be given to a child who has cancer, or a child who has finished growing (the bone growth plates are closed).
Before your child receives this medicine, tell the doctor if your child has diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, a curved spine (scoliosis), or if the child has ever had an allergic reaction to a preservative called benzyl alcohol.
Increlex injected under the skin. You can also show and teach your kids how to use this injection at home . Make sure you fully kwon how to administer the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes.