User Reviews for Pegvisomant to treat Acromegaly
Also known as: Somavert
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Reviews for Pegvisomant
Somavert (pegvisomant): "I have been on Somavert for 5 months now. I started at 10mg and for the past two months have moved to 15mg to better control my condition. I am also on Sandostation 30LAR which alone has not controlled my condition. I have had 2 surgeries to reduce my pituitary tumor but have a portion remaining that surrounds my optic nerve. I have also had radiation to reduce the remaining tumor. I am very pleased with the results of Somavert. My growth hormone levels have been reduced considerably but are still above normal. I have had few negative side affects. I inject daily into the leg as injections into the stomach area will remain sore for 2-3 days. The positive side effects include reduced growth hormone levels and blood sugars."
Lenskeeper November 8, 2008
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- Drug class: growth hormone receptor blockers
Other brands: Somavert