Genotropin | Human Growth Hormones For Sale
Genotropin is a form of human growth hormone important for the growth of bones and muscles.. It is used to treat growth failure in children and adults who lack natural growth hormone. Genotropin is synthesized in a strain of Escherichia coli that has been modified by the addition of the gene for human growth hormone. The drug is a sterile white lyophilized powder intended for subcutaneous injection. Genotropin 5 mg is dispensed in a two-chamber cartridge.
The HGH drug is also used in adults to treat short bowel syndrome, or to prevent severe weight loss related to AIDS.
Genotropin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Important Safety Information and Indications
Growth hormone should not be used to increase height in children after the growth plates have closed.
HGH should not be used in patients with diabetes who have certain types of diabetic retinopathy (eye problems).
Growth hormone should not be used in patients who have been recently diagnosed with cancer, or who are undergoing treatment for cancer.
It should not be used in patients who are critically ill because of surgery, trauma, or respiratory failure.
The drug should not be used in children with Prader-Willi syndrome who are very overweight or have severe breathing problems.
GENOTROPIN should not be used by patients who have had an allergy or bad reaction to somatropin or any of the other ingredients in GENOTROPIN. In the event of an allergic reaction, seek prompt medical attention.
Some patients have developed diabetes mellitus while taking GENOTROPIN. Dosage of diabetes medicines may need to be adjusted during growth hormone treatment. Patients should be watched carefully if growth hormone is given along with glucocorticoid therapy and/or other drugs that are processed by the body in the same way.
Growth hormone should only be used during pregnancy if clearly necessary. It should be used with caution in nursing mothers because it is not known whether growth hormone is passed into human milk.
Use a different place on the body each day for growth hormone injections. This can help to prevent skin problems such as lumpiness or soreness.
Relationship to other illness:
Some cases of pancreatitis are rarely reported in children and adults receiving growth hormone. There is some evidence that there is a greater risk of this in children than in adults. Literature suggests that girls who have Turner syndrome may have a greater risk of pancreatitis than other children taking growth hormone.
In studies of GENOTROPIN in children born SGA, side effects includes temporarily elevating blood sugar, increasing pressure in the brain, early puberty, abnormal jaw growth, injection site reactions, growth of moles, and worsening of scoliosis (curvature of the spine).
In studies of GENOTROPIN in children with PWS, side effects includes fluid retention, aggressiveness, joint and muscle pain, hair loss, headache, and increasing pressure in the brain.
Turner syndrome patients taking growth hormone therapy may be more likely to get ear infections. This is also called otitis media.
In studies of GENOTROPIN in children with Turner syndrome, side effects included flu, throat, ear, or sinus infection, runny nose, joint pain, and urinary tract infection.
Women who are taking estrogen by mouth may take GENOTROPIN. They may need a larger dose of growth hormone.
In studies of GENOTROPIN in adults with GHD, side effects includes fluid retention, joint or muscle pain, stiffness, and changes in sensation. Usually these side effects does not last long, depending on the dose of GENOTROPIN intake.
GENOTROPIN cartridges contain m-Cresol and should not be used by patients allergic to it.
A health care provider will help you with the first injection. He or she will also train you on how to inject GENOTROPIN.
GENOTROPIN is a prescription product for the treatment of growth failure in children:
- Who do not make enough growth hormone on their own.
- With a genetic condition called Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Growth hormone is not right for all children with PWS. Check with your doctor
- born smaller than most other babies born after the same number of weeks of pregnancy. Some of these babies may not show catch-up growth by age 2 years. This condition is called small for gestational age (SGA)
- suffering from a genetic condition called Turner syndrome (TS)
- who have idiopathic short stature (ISS), which means that they are shorter than 98.8% of other children of the same age and sex; they are growing at a rate that is not likely to allow them to reach normal adult height and their growth plates have not closed.
Furthermore, GENOTROPIN is a prescription product for the replacement of growth hormone in adults with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) that started either in childhood or as an adult. Your doctor should do tests to be sure you have GHD, as appropriate.
Before Taking This Medicine
You should not use Genotropin if you are allergic to Genotropin or benzyl alcohol, or if you have:
- a serious illness due to lung failure, or complications from recent surgery, injury, or medical trauma;
- active cancer;
- eye problems resulting from diabetes (diabetic retinopathy); or
- you are undergoing treatment for Prader-Willi syndrome. Also if you are overweight or have severe breathing problems (including sleep apnea).
In addition, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- cancer (especially during childhood);
- breathing problems, sleep apnea;
- a pituitary gland disorder;
- abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis);
- underactive thyroid;
- serious head injury or brain tumor; or
- childhood brain cancer and radiation treatment.
Certain brands of somatropin contain an ingredient that can cause serious side effects or death in very young infants or premature babies. Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Genotropin may contain an ingredient that can cause serious side effects or death in very young or premature babies. Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
How Should I Use Genotropin?
Your dose and brand of somatropin, and how often you use it will depend on the condition you are treating. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Injecting Genotropin into a muscle is more effective. A healthcare provider can teach you how to properly use the medication by yourself.
Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Do not use Genotropin if you don’t understand all instructions for proper use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.
Prepare your injection only when you are ready to give it. Do not shake the medicine. Do not use if the medicine looks cloudy, has changed colors, or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.
If your medicine comes with a syringe, cartridge, or injection pen, use only that device to give your medicine.
You may need frequent medical tests.
Follow any diet plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counselor to help control your condition.
Throw away any Genotropin left over after the expiration date on the label has passed.
Use a needle and syringe only once and then place them in a puncture-proof “sharps” container. Follow state or local laws about how to dispose of this container. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
seek emergency medical attention immediately. Overdose can cause tremors or shaking, cold sweats, increased hunger, headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, fast heartbeat, and nausea. Long-term overdose may cause excessive growth.
What to avoid while using Genotropin
If you use Zorbtive to treat short bowel syndrome, avoid drinking fruit juices or soda beverages.
Avoid drinking alcohol if you have short bowel syndrome. Alcohol can irritate your stomach and could make your condition worse.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Serious breathing problems may occur in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome who use Genotropin. If you have Prader-Willi syndrome, call your doctor promptly if you develop signs of lung or breathing problems such as shortness of breath, coughing, or new or increased snoring.
Also contact us or your doctor at once if you have:
- pain in your knees or hips, walking with a limp;
- ear pain, swelling, warmth, or drainage;
- numbness or tingling in your wrist, hand, or fingers;
- severe swelling or puffiness in your hands and feet;
- changes in behavior;
- vision problems, unusual headaches;
- changes in the shape or size of a mole;
- pain or swelling in your joints;
- pancreatitis–severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting;
- high blood sugar–increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor;
- increased pressure inside the skull–severe headaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes; or
- signs of an adrenal gland problem–extreme weakness, severe dizziness, weight loss, changes in skin color, feeling very weak or tired.
Common side effects may include:
- pain, itching, or skin changes where the medicine was injected;
- swelling, rapid weight gain;
- muscle or joint pain;
- numbness or tingling;
- stomach pain, gas;
- headache, back pain; or
- cold or flu symptoms, stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, ear pain.
What other drugs will affect Genotropin?
There are some drugs which will have a negative effect on Genetropin and they include:
- birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
- insulin or oral diabetes medicine; or
- a steroid (prednisone, dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, and others).
This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect Genotropin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are on this list.