Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Consumer    Professional

General Information on Pegvisomant

Generic Name : Pegvisomant

Pronunciation : peg-VI-soe-mant

Latest prescription information about Pegvisomant. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Growth hormone receptor antagonist

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pegvisomant

International- Somavert.

Why is Pegvisomant Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a growth hormone receptor antagonist, prescribed for acromegaly in people who have not responded to other therapies.  It works by blocking the effects of growth hormone.

When should Pegvisomant not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Pegvisomant?

Adult- SC- The recommended loading dosage is 40mg. Maintenance: 30mg.

How should Pegvisomant be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pegvisomant?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of sugar, tumor, liver problems, alcoholism, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly.

Monitor growth hormone blood levels, insulin-like growth factor ( a gene plays an important role in childhood growth) blood levels, and liver function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Pegvisomant?

   Body as a whole : Infection, pain, accidental injury, back pain, flu syndrome and chest pain.
   Gastrointestinal : Abnormal liver function, diarrhea and nausea.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness and tingling.
   Metabolic : Swelling in the extremities.
   Heart : High blood pressure.
   Respiratory : Sinus inflammation.

What are the other precautions for Pegvisomant?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Pegvisomant?

Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8C). Do not freeze it.

Advertisement

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions
Buy Medicines (Drug) at Concessional Price from India

Drugs A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Drugs Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store