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Increlex (mecasermin [rDNA origin] injection

Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) – February 2011

Summary View



Known Hypersensitivity
  • Increlex should not be used by patients who are allergic to mecasermin (rhIGF-1) or any of the inactive ingredients in Increlex or who have experienced a severe hypersensitivity to Increlex


Hypersensitivity and Allergic Reactions, including Anaphylaxis
  • Allergic reactions to Increlex have been reported post-marketing. They range from localized (injection site) reactions to systemic reactions, including anaphylaxis requiring hospitalization. Parents and patients should be informed that such reactions are possible and that if a systemic allergic reaction occurs treatment should be interrupted and prompt medical attention should be sought


Post-Marketing Experience
  • Systemic hypersensitivity; anaphylaxis, generalized urticaria, angioedema, dyspnea