What it does:
Treats wasting (HIV-related weight loss)
0.1 mg per kilogram of body weight daily (up to 6 mg), injected subcutaneously at bedtime
Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Do not use if you have acute critical illness following open heart or abdominal surgery, multiple accidental trauma, or acute respiratory failure. Do not use if you have neoplasia.
Most serious: Glucose intolerance, which may require adjustment of diabetes medications for patients with this disorder; musculoskeletal discomfort; carpal tunnel syndrome; swelling of the hands and feet