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Increlex (mecasermin) is a man-made insulin that is used in children with growth failure and unable to produce IGF-1.


Generic Name: mecasermin (ME ka SER min)
Brand Name: Increlex

What is Increlex?

Increlex (mecasermin) is used in the treatment of growth failure in children whose bodies do not make enough IGF-1 is Man-Made Insulin.

Uses of Increlex?

  • IGF-1 supplement.

Side effects of Increlex

  • Anxiety
  • bluish skin color of the fingertips
  • blurred vision
  • breathlessness
  • chest pain
  • chills
  • cold sweats
  • coma
  • confusion
  • cool, pale skin
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • headache
  • increased hunger
  • loss of hearing
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • nightmares
  • the rapid growth of normal cells of the thymus (no symptoms)
  • seizures
  • shakiness
  • slurred speech
  • thickening of the skin
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Consult your doctor immediately if any side effects occur, worsen, persist or any serious side effects occur.


  • Make sure you are not allergic to Increlex.
  • Tell your doctor about your medical history.
  • Before going under surgery tell your doctor about the medication.
  • Before any vaccination, discuss with your doctor about your medication.
  • In pregnancy, Increlex is not allowed.
  • Breastfeeding not allowed.


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