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What happens if I miss a dose (Increlex)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Be sure the child receives a meal or snack either 20 minutes before or after the injection. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Increlex)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of mecasermin can cause hypoglycemia.
Symptoms of severe hypoglycemia include extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, seizure (convulsions), or coma.
What should I avoid while using mecasermin (Increlex)?
Mecasermin can cause side effects that may impair thinking, reactions, or physical abilities. The child should avoid driving or doing anything else that requires alertness or coordination for the first 2 or 3 hours after a mecasermin injection.
What other drugs will affect mecasermin (Increlex)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications your child uses, especially insulin or diabetes medications your child takes by mouth.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with mecasermin. Tell your doctor about all medications your child uses. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about mecasermin.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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