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How can somatropin (Serostim) help with treating AIDS wasting syndrome?

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Somatropin (Serostim), a human growth hormone, helps you gain weight and lean body mass. But it's expensive, and it can cause high blood sugar levels and muscle and joint pain.

From: AIDS Wasting Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

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New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center: "AIDS Wasting," "Body Composition," and "Marijuana."

HIV Medicine: "Wasting Syndrome."

MedlinePlus: "Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information."

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on December 16, 2018

SOURCES:

New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center: "AIDS Wasting," "Body Composition," and "Marijuana."

HIV Medicine: "Wasting Syndrome."

MedlinePlus: "Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information."

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on December 16, 2018

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