Product Number : 0009-5176-01
SOMAVERT® (pegvisomant for injection) is indicated for the treatment of acromegaly in patients who have had an inadequate response to surgery or radiation therapy, or for whom these therapies are not appropriate. The goal of treatment is to normalize serum insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) levels.
Somavert (pegvisomant) is a PEGylated analog of human growth hormone (GH) for acromegaly treatment
in patients with acromegaly, resulting in abnormal enlargement of the forehead, jaw, hands, and feet. Somavert is a GH receptor antagonist that blocks GH binding and interferes with GH signal transduction pathways, thereby reducing IGF-I serum concentration by at least 50%. PEGylation of the active ingredient of Somavert results in reduced clearance and an increased half-life (approximately 6 days)