Medication information

Egrifta 1mg inj.powder

This medication is typically used to reduce excess abdominal fat tissue. It requires a few months to take effect.

Instructions

This product must be injected under the skin (subcutaneously). Do not shake the container before use. To use:

  • once diluted following the manufacturer instructions, mix gently by rolling the vial between the palms of your hands;
  • measure the prescribed dose carefully with a syringe;
  • clean the skin at the injection site with an alcohol swab;
  • pinch the skin and inject the medication into the fold

Wait at least one week before injecting the same site again.

For more information, read the instructions in the package carefully.

This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.

It must be used regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects. Be sure to keep an adequate supply on hand. Dispose of used syringes and needles safely. Your pharmacist can tell you the best way to do this.

If you forget a dose, simply skip it and then take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause joint pain;
  • it may cause spots or redness of the skin;
  • it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting;
  • it may cause numbness and discomfort in the arms or legs;
  • it may cause leg swelling or water retention;
  • it may cause redness and swelling at the injection site.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

Keep this product in the refrigerator and do not allow it to freeze. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

Additional Information

Taking this medication during pregnancy may be harmful for the baby. Women of childbearing potential should use an effective contraceptive method.

Pregnant women should not use this product. If you're planning a pregnancy or become pregnant, contact your family doctor.

A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.

Blood tests must be done regularly while using this medication. A blood test will indicate whether your treatment is having the desired effect. It will also provide the necessary information for adjusting the dosage to the lowest effective dose, thus decreasing the risk of side effects. Be sure to keep all your appointments.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.


If you think you are allergic to this medication or if you develop a rash, itching, swelling of the face or difficulty breathing after using it, seek medical attention immediately.