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Metreleptin
Specialty Drug

Myalept

Metreleptin is a human leptin analog. It is used to treat the symptoms of leptin deficiency in patients with congential or acquired generalized lipodystrophy. This medicine is not a cure. Compare leptin analogues.
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What is Metreleptin?

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What should I tell my doctor?TOP

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • bone marrow problems
  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • history of pancreatitis
  • high triglyceride levels
  • immune system problems
  • liver disease
  • low blood counts, like low white cell counts
  • obesity not caused by a congenital leptin deficiency
  • pancreatic disease
  • signs of infection
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to metreleptin, other medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this drug?TOP

This medicine is for injection under the skin. You will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?TOP

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I store this drug?TOP

Keep out of the reach of children.

You will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.

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