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What are the possible side effects of Egrifta?

There can be side effects from Egrifta (tesamorelin), a drug used to treat people infected with HIV who have developed a condition called lipodystrophy. That condition causes fat to accumulate in their abdomens. Possible Egrifta side effects include allergic reaction, rash or hives at the injection site, joint pain, muscle soreness, nausea, vomiting, itching or tingling, elevated blood sugar, swelling due to fluid retention, and night sweats. Talk to your doctor about any side effects that you have while using Egrifta.

Possible severe side effects of Egrifta include an allergic reaction that causes a rash or hives all over the body, swelling of the face or throat, shortness of breath and feeling faint. Contact your doctor immediately if you have any of those symptoms.

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