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Increlex Side Effects

It is possible for people receiving Increlex to develop problems like headaches, dizziness, and ear pain. However, reactions tend to be minor and easy to treat in most cases. Clinical studies have also shown that potentially serious side effects are also possible with Increlex and include things like low blood sugar levels, enlarged tonsils, and allergic reactions.

 

An Introduction to Increlex Side Effects

As with any medicine, Increlex® (mecasermin) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your child's healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Increlex. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Common Side Effects With Increlex

Increlex has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people given Increlex were carefully documented. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred and how often they appeared.
 
In these studies, the most common Increlex side effects, occurring in at least 5 percent of people, included but were not limited to:
 
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • Skin reactions at the injection site, such as bruising, pain, redness, and fatty lumps under the skin
  • Snoring
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Ear pain
  • Problems with the middle ear, such as fluid in the ear, ear infections, or needing ear tubes
  • Hearing loss
  • Painful joints
  • Arm or leg pain
  • Heart murmur
  • An enlarged thymus (a small organ of the immune system)
  • Seizures.
 
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