Which medications in the drug class Growth hormone releasing factor are used in the treatment of HIV Infection and AIDS?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Growth hormone releasing factor

This agent decreases visceral adipose tissue.

Tesamorelin (Egrifta)

Tesamorelin is a growth hormone–releasing factor (GRF) analog indicated for reduction of excess abdominal fat in patients with HIV-associated lipodystrophy. This agent stimulates growth hormone production and increases serum levels of insulin-like growth factor–1 (IGF-1). It elicits anabolic and lipolytic actions.


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