Increlex

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Increlex

Drug Info for increlex

Mecasermin injection is used to replace insulin-like growth factor (a natural hormone produced by your body) in children 2 years of age or older whose bodies do not make enough of this hormone and who are short for their age. Mecasermin is a human insulin-like growth factor (hIGF) analog. It works by replacing a hormone that promotes normal growth of bones and tissues.

Increlex is an injectable form of insulin that treats children over 2 years old with severe primary IGF-1 deficiency. Increlex works to enhance the low levels of IGF-1, a hormone that is produced naturally in the body and is responsible for the growth of muscles and bones.

  • By injection

Injection routeYour doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin. It is usually injected in the stomach, buttocks, upper arms, or thigh area.

Injection routeA nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.

Injection routeYou may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.

Injection routeUse a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.

Injection routeYou will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas.

Vial: Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.Check the liquid in the vial. It should be clear and colorless. Do not use it if it is cloudy or has particles in it.Remove the protective cap. Do not remove the rubber top.Pull back on the plunger to draw air into the syringe equal to the prescribed dose. Put the needle through the rubber top of the vial and push the plunger to inject air into the vial.Leave the syringe in the vial and turn both upside down. Hold it firmly.Make sure the tip of the needle is in the liquid. Pull the plunger to withdraw the correct dose into the syringe.Before removing the needle out of the vial, check the syringe for air bubbles. If there are bubbles in the syringe, hold the vial and syringe with needle straight up and tap the side of the syringe until the bubbles float to the top. Push the bubbles out with the plunger and draw liquid back in until you have the correct dose.Remove the needle from the vial. Do not let the needle touch anything.Pinch the skin and insert the needle. Slowly push the plunger of the syringe all the way in to make sure you have injected all of the liquid. Pull the needle straight out and gently press on the injection site with gauze or a cotton ball for a few seconds.Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject the medicine.

Give this medicine within 20 minutes before or after your child eats a meal or snack. Never let your child skip a meal once he has received this medicine.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Injection routeIf you store this medicine at home, keep it in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. You may store the opened vial in the refrigerator. Use it within 30 days after opening. Throw away any unused medicine after 30 days.

Injection routeThrow away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Your child should not receive it if he or she had an allergic reaction to mecasermin, or if your child has finished growing, or if he or she has cancer or a history of cancer.

Tell your doctor if your child is pregnant or breastfeeding, or if your child has kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, or a history of scoliosis (curved spine).

This medicine may cause the following problems:Low blood sugarIntracranial hypertension (increased pressure inside the head)Enlarged tonsilsIncreased risk of dislocated hip boneIncreased risk of cancer

This medicine may make your child feel dizzy or faint. Your child should not drive or do anything else that may be dangerous within 2 to 3 hours after receiving the medicine, especially at the start of treatment.

Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Shaking, trembling, sweating, fast or pounding heartbeat, lightheadedness, hunger, confusion

Swollen tonsils, snoring, trouble breathing or swallowing

Some medicines can affect how mecasermin works. Tell your doctor about all other medicines your child is using, including insulin or other diabetes medicines.

This medicine may cause the following problems:Low blood sugarIntracranial hypertension (increased pressure inside the head)Enlarged tonsilsIncreased risk of dislocated hip bone

This medicine may make your child feel dizzy or faint. Your child should not drive or do anything else that may be dangerous within 2 to 3 hours after receiving the medicine, especially at the start of treatment.

Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Limping, hip or knee pain
  • Swollen tonsils, snoring, trouble breathing or swallowing
  • Severe headache, vision problems, nausea, vomiting
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, trouble concentrating
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Ear pain or discharge
  • Shaking, trembling, sweating, fast or pounding heartbeat, lightheadedness, hunger, confusion
  • Pain, redness, bruising, or skin changes where the shot was given
Frequently Asked Questions

The average Increlex price without insurance can vary greatly depending on the pharmacy location quantity, and dosage. To reduce the cost of Increlex retail price, print our free Increlex savings card and save about up to 80% off when you fill your prescription at your local pharmacy.

Our Increlex savings card is accepted at most U.S. pharmacies including Walmart, Kroger, and Target. Enter your zip code on the Increlex page on our site to see which pharmacies near you participate with OptionRx. Then bring your Increlex savings card to your local pharmacy and ask your pharmacist to process your prescription using our coupon for immediate savings.

Increlex is a brand-name of mecasermin. A generic version of this drug is not currently available. Use our free Increlex savings card to save on the cost of Increlex when you purchase your medication at a participating local pharmacy.

There are several ways to save on Increlex. There is not an Increlex manufacturer coupon available at this time, but Ipsen Cares Patient Assistance Program and Good Days Program assist patients with access to medications such as Increlex for free or at a discount. You can also use our free coupon. Our customers typically find that they save more by using our OptionRx savings card.