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Increlex Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Use Increlex?

Your child should not receive Increlex if he or she:
 
  • Has cancer.
 
  • Has stopped growing (the bone growth plates have closed).
 
  • Has other causes of growth failure.
 
  • Is allergic to Increlex, mecasermin, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 
In addition, this medication should never be given as an injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection).
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Increlex should not be used, along with several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before using it. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your child's healthcare provider about the specific safety concerns that may apply.
 
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