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Mecasermin is a man-made form of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), a substance that is normally produced in the body. IGF-1 is important for the growth of bones and muscles. Mecasermin is used to treat growth failure in children whose bodies do not make enough IGF-1. Mecasermin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Growth Deficiency
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Mecasermin should not be given to a child who has cancer, or a child who has finished growing (the bone growth plates are closed).

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