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STEP-BY-STEP ADMINISTRATION GUIDE - EGRIFTA SV-step by step insulin administration

Questions about mixing and injecting EGRIFTA SVTM?
THERA patient support? 1-844-238-4372 (1-888-23THERA)
Other questions about EGRIFTA SVTM?
Consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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Your healthcare provider has prescribed EGRIFTA SVTM 2 mg as a subcutaneous injection - an injection given under the skin, not into the muscle. You will be
given 2 boxes from the pharmacy when you get your prescription of EGRIFTA SVTM:
? Store the EGRIFTA SVTM vials in the Medication Box they come in, at room temperature between 68?F to 77?F (20?C to 25?C); keep the vials out of the light.
? Store the Sterile Water for Injection, syringes and needles that come in the Injection Box at room temperature between 68?F to 77?F (20?C to 25?C).
What is EGRIFTA SVTM (tesamorelin for injection)? ? Increased levels of your insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Your
? EGRIFTA SVTM is an injectable prescription medicine used to reduce excess healthcare provider will do blood tests to check your IGF-1 levels while you are
abdominal fat (hard belly) in adult patients living with HIV and lipodystrophy. taking EGRIFTA SVTM.
EGRIFTA SVTM is a growth hormone-releasing factor (GHRF) analog. ? Serious allergic reaction such as rash or hives anywhere over the body or on
? EGRIFTA SVTM is not for weight loss management. the skin, swelling of the face or throat, shortness of breath or trouble breathing,
? The long-term safety of EGRIFTA SVTM on the heart and blood vessels fast heartbeat feeling of faintness or fainting, itching and reddening or flushing
(cardiovascular) is not known. of the skin. If you have any of these symptoms, stop using EGRIFTA SVTM
and get emergency medical help right away.
? It is not known whether taking EGRIFTA SVTM helps improve how well you take ? Swelling or fluid retention. Call your healthcare provider if you have swelling,
your antiretroviral medications. an increase in joint pain, or pain or numbness in your hands or wrist.
? It is not known if EGRIFTA SVTM is safe and effective in children, do not use in ? Increase in blood sugar (glucose) or diabetes
children. ? Injection site reactions. Injection site reactions are a common side effect of
You should not take EGRIFTA SVTM if you: EGRIFTA SVTM, but may sometimes be serious.
? Have a pituitary gland tumor, surgery, or other problems related to your pituitary ? Increased risk of death in people who have critical illness because of
gland, or have had radiation treatment to your head or head injury. heart or stomach surgery, trauma or serious breathing (respiratory)
? Have active cancer. problems has happened when taking certain growth hormones
? Are allergic to tesamorelin or any of the ingredients in EGRIFTA SVTM. The most common side effects of EGRIFTA SVTM include:
? Are pregnant or become pregnant. If you become pregnant, stop using ? Pain in legs and arms
EGRIFTA SVTM and talk with your healthcare provider. ? Muscle pain
? Are less than 18 years of age. These are not all of the possible side effects of EGRIFTA SVTM. For more
Before using EGRIFTA SVTM, tell your healthcare provider if you: information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your doctor
for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at
? Have or have had cancer. 1 -800-FDA-1088 or to THERA patient support? toll-free at 1-833-23THERA
? Have problems with blood sugar or diabetes. (1-833-238-4372).
? Have scheduled heart or stomach surgery. This information is not intended to replace discussions with your doctor. For
? Have breathing problems. additional information about EGRIFTA SVTM, go to: http://egriftasv.com for the
? Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
full Prescribing Information, Patient Information and Patient Instructions for Use,
and talk to your doctor. For more information about EGRIFTA SVTM contact THERA
? Are taking any other prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and patient support? toll-free at 1-833-23THERA (1-833-238-4372).
herbal supplements. Important information for use of EGRIFTA SVTM
EGRIFTA SVTM may cause serious side effects including: ? Do not use a syringe or needle more than 1 time.
? Increase risk of new cancer in HIV positive patients or your cancer ? Do not share your syringe or needles with other people, even if the
coming back (reactivation). Stop using EGRIFTA SVTM if any cancer symptoms needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious
come back. infection or get a serious infection from them.
Find a well-lit, clean and flat surface, such as a table. Gather your supplies. Make sure you have two boxes, the Medication Box and the
Injection Box.
Open the two boxes and make sure all the materials listed below are there. If you are missing any supplies described below or if they look
damaged, call your pharmacist or THERA patient support? at 1-833-238-4372 (1-833-23THERA).
The boxes should contain:
Quantity Item Quantity Item
EGRIFTA SVTM 2 mg single-dose 30 Single-dose 10 mL bottles of Sterile Water for
30 vials in powder form Injection (for mixing)
60 Sterile 1 mL syringes
60 Sterile 1" 20-gauge needles (for mixing)
30 Sterile ?" 30-gauge needle (for injection)
Other supplies you will need for each injection:
? Two alcohol pads
? One sterile gauze
? One adhesive bandage
? Sharps disposal container or a puncture
resistant container for throwing away used
needles and syringes after you are done
with them.
EGRIFTA SVTM must be injected in the dosage
amount that your healthcare provider prescribed,
ideally at the same time, every day.
Do not use EGRIFTA SVTM if the expiration date on the
side of the Medication Box has passed. Set up a daily injection reminder,
unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider.
Never reuse or recycle needles or syringes. Never throw used needles, syringes, or sharps containers into the trash. If you accidentally prick
another person with a needle, immediately report the incident to a healthcare provider. Keep the sharps container away from children and
pets. Make sure to keep your hands and work area clean at all times.

How to start insulin? Start basal bolus insulin with 4-6 units of short-acting insulin or a rapid-acting analogue with meals and 6 units of iso-phane or long-acting analogue at bedtime (see practical hints below). Premixed insulin can be started at 8-10 units twice daily. Titrate the dose every two to three