Mecasermin Disease Interactions
There are 4 disease interactions with mecasermin:
Mecasermin (Includes mecasermin) ↔ diabetics
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Diabetes Mellitus
Mecasermin has insulin-like hypoglycemic effects, therefore, care should be taken when prescribing this agent to diabetic patients. It is recommended to monitor blood glucose levels in these patients until a well-tolerated dose is established and subsequently as medically indicated.
Mecasermin (Includes mecasermin) ↔ lymphoid tissue hypertrophy
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Sleep Apnea
Lymphoid tissue (e.g., tonsillar and adenoidal) hypertrophy associated with complications such as snoring, sleep apnea, and chronic middle-ear effusions have been reported with the use of mecasermin. Patients presenting these complications should be periodically examined to rule-out the occurrence of lymphoid tissue hypertrophy. Care should be taken when prescribing mecasermin to these patients.
Mecasermin (Includes mecasermin) ↔ scoliosis
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Scoliosis
Because mecasermin increases growth rate, patients who experience rapid growth should be closely monitored for any onset of a limp or complaints of hip or knee pain. Patients with a history of scoliosis who are treated with mecasermin should be monitored for progression of scoliosis. Care should be taken when prescribing this agent to patients with a history of scoliosis.
Mecasermin (Includes mecasermin) ↔ visual complications
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Visual Defect/Disturbance
Intracranial hypertension with papilledema, visual changes, headache, nausea and/or vomiting have occurred in patients treated with mecasermin. Ophthalmologic examination is recommended at the initiation and periodically during the course of mecasermin therapy. Assessment is recommended prior to prescribing this agent to patients with ocular complications.
Mecasermin drug interactions
There are 35 drug interactions with mecasermin
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- Drug class: insulin-like growth factors
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
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