Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Somavert

Descriptions


Pegvisomant is used to treat a condition called acromegaly, which is caused by too much growth hormone in the body, in patients who cannot be treated with surgery or radiation. Too much growth hormone produced in adults causes the hands, feet, and parts of the face to become large, thick, and bulky. Other problems such as arthritis also can develop. Pegvisomant works by binding to the growth hormone receptor and preventing the actions of too much growth hormone .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution