In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of lonapegsomatropin-tcgd injection in children 1 year of age and older weighing at least 11.5 kilograms (kg). However, safety and efficacy have not been established in children younger than 1 year of age.
No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of lonapegsomatropin-tcgd injection in geriatric patients.
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other Medical Problems
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Cancer, active or
Closed epiphyses (normal bone growth stopped) in children or
Diabetic retinopathy (eye condition) or
Prader-Willi syndrome (a genetic disorder), if severely overweight or have severe breathing problems (eg, sleep apnea) or
Severe illness after surgery or major medical emergency (eg, open heart surgery, stomach surgery, accidental trauma, or respiratory failure)—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
Cancer, history of or
Hypopituitarism (pituitary gland produces low hormone levels) or
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) or
Scoliosis (abnormally curved spine)—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
Diabetes, or a family history of—Use with caution. May prevent insulin or other drugs for diabetes from working properly.
Portions of this document last updated: Feb. 01, 2023
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