Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Increlex
  2. Iplex

Descriptions


Mecasermin injection is a man-made version of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) hormone. IGF-1 is produced in the liver and plays an important role in childhood growth. Mecasermin is used to replace IGF-1 in children who are severely lacking it in their bodies or with growth hormone (GH) gene deletion who have developed neutralizing antibodies to GH.

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

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution