the package insert of the medicine Somavert. Therapeutic class of receptor Antagonists growth hormone. Active principles Pegvisomant.
Somavert 10, 15, or 20 mg is indicated for the treatment of acromegaly, avoiding the excessive growth of the bone, soft tissue swelling, heart disease and other problems associated with the disease.
How to use?
The quantities of Somavert to be used and the duration of treatment should be indicated by your doctor, since they depend on the severity of the symptoms manifested, and the individual response of each patient to treatment. Somavert is a medication that must be administered via subcutaneous, which should only be administered by a doctor, nurse, or trained health care worker.
Typically, the recommended initial dose is 80 mg and the maintenance dose of 10 mg.
What are the evils that can cause me?
Some of the side effects of Somavert may include headache, dizziness, drowsiness, tremor, uncontrolled, diarrhea, constipation, poor layout, general malaise, poor digestion, bloating, gas, excessive sweating, itching, hives on the skin, joint pain, muscle pain, increased cholesterol, weight gain, increased blood sugar, increased appetite, increased blood pressure, hematoma or bleeding at the injection site, inflammation or swelling at the injection site, swelling of the extremities, weakness, flu like symptoms, extreme tiredness, changes in the results of blood work, strange dreams or sleep problems.
When should I not use?
Somavert is contraindicated for patients with allergy to Pegvisomant or other components of the formula.
How it works?
Somavert is a medicine that has in its composition of Pegvisomant, a compound that is an antagonist to the receptor of the growth hormone, responsible for reduce the action of growth hormone and levels of growth factors, type of insulin in the body. Thus, Somavert can treat the hormone disorder known as acromegaly, preventing and alleviating the symptoms associated with this disorder, such as bone overgrowth, soft tissue swelling, or heart disease.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
Before you use Somavert, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing, if you have diseases or kidney problems, diabetes, have ever taken other medicines for the treatment of acromegaly or diabetes or if you are taking other medicines, including medicines without prescription.
During treatment with Somavert, if you feel symptoms such as changes in vision or headaches, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible. In addition, during treatment with Somavert, tell your doctor should do regular monitoring of your levels of growth factors, type of insulin, your levels of liver enzymes in the blood and your adenoma.
The treatment with Somavert should never be stopped without the knowledge of your doctor and the schedules, doses and duration of treatment should be strictly respected.
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
Somavert is a medicine that should only be administered by a doctor, nurse or health professional trained staff, so that their excessive administration is unlikely.