Indication and Usage
Tesamorelin for injection is indicated for the reduction of excess abdominal fat in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy.
Limitations of use:
Since the long-term cardiovascular safety and potential long-term cardiovascular benefit of Tesamorelin treatment have not been studied and are not known, careful consideration should be given whether to continue Tesamorelin treatment in patients who do not show a clear efficacy response as judged by the degree of reduction in visceral adipose tissue measured by waist circumference or CT scan.
Tesamorelin is not indicated for weight loss management (weight neutral effect).
There are no data to support improved compliance with anti-retroviral therapies in HIV-positive patients taking Tesamorelin.