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In the US, Mecasermin (mecasermin systemic) is a member of the drug class insulin-like growth factors and is used to treat Primary IGF-1 Deficiency.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antidiabetic agent

Growth factor

Chemical Name

Insulin-like growt factor I (human) (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Mecaserminum (Latin)
  • Mecasermin (German)
  • Mécasermine (French)
  • Mecasermina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Mecasermin (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Mecasermin (Genetical Recombination) (OS: JAN)
  • Mécasermine (OS: DCF)
  • CCRIS 6804 (IS)
  • CEP-151 (IS)
  • FK 780 (IS)
  • IGF-I (IS)
  • Insulin-like growth factor I (human) (IS: WHO)
  • rDNA IGF-1 (IS)
  • rhIGF-1 (IS)
  • Somatomedin C human (IS: genetical recombination)

Brand Names

  • Increlex
    Ipsen, Belgium; Ipsen, Denmark; Ipsen, Spain; Ipsen, Greece; Ipsen, Ireland; Ipsen, Italy; Ipsen, Netherlands; Ipsen, Poland; Ipsen, Portugal; Ipsen, United States; Ipsen Biopharm, United Kingdom; Ipsen Pharma, Austria; Ipsen Pharma, Czech Republic; Ipsen Pharma, Germany; Ipsen Pharma, France; Ipsen Pharma, Lithuania; Tercica, Taiwan; Tercica Europe, Slovakia
    IPSEN, Sweden
  • Somazon
    Astellas, Japan


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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