General English Name: Somatropin | Growth hormone

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Application: Treatment of growth deficiency







Growth Hormone Pharmaceutical Forms Somatotropin

Somatotropin Drug Information

Amount and method of somatotropin use

Contraindications to the use of somatotropin

Somatotropin use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of somatotropin on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Somatotropin

Special warnings and precautions while taking somatotropin

Side effects of somatotropin

Overdose of somatotropin (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of somatotropin






Growth Hormone Pharmaceutical Forms Somatotropin



Somatotropin Drug Information

Somatotropin is an essential growth hormone for bone and muscle growth. Somatotropin is used to treat stunted growth in children and adults who do not have normal growth hormone. Somatotropin is prescribed for people with chronic kidney failure, Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and short stature at birth. Somatotropin is used in adults to treat small bowel syndrome or to prevent severe AIDS-related weight loss.

You should know that some athletes use somatotropin injections to enlarge their muscles without consulting a doctor, which is very dangerous; This drug should not be used arbitrarily.


 Amount and method of somatotropin use

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting somatotropin treatment. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of somatotropin varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

Somatotropin is usually given as an intramuscular or subcutaneous injection, the dose and amount of which is determined by your doctor.

Exactly when you want to inject the ampoule, mix the powder with special distilled water and prepare the medicine; Of course, ready-to-inject somatotropin ampoules are also available in pharmacies and have special storage conditions. For information on how to store this drug, read the drug brochure.

Your doctor will tell you how and where to inject somatotropin so that you can inject it in the right place.

In some cases, somatotropin should not be used by a child. Some brands of somatotropin contain substances that can cause serious side effects or death in infants.

If you forget to take your somatotropin at the right time but soon forget to take the medicine; But if you remember much later than usual, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose. Consult your doctor if you miss more than 3 doses of the drug.


Contraindications to the use of somatotropin

  • Note the expiration date of the somatotropin and do not take it if it has expired.
  • Never give somatotropin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with somatotropin, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
  • People with diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, cancer and overweight should not use this medicine.


Somatotropin use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not take any medication arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.


The effect of somatotropin on driving and working with machines

Growth hormone can cause headaches and illness, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.


Drug Interactions Somatotropin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

The following medications may interact with somatotropin injections:

Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Diabetes and insulin drugs

Steroid drugs (prednisone, dexamethasone, methylprednisolone)


Special warnings and precautions while taking somatotropin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking growth hormone:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have lung failure.
  • If you have recently had surgery or have serious injuries or trauma.
  • If you have cancer.
  • If you have eye problems caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy).
  • If you are being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome.
  • If you are overweight.
  • If you have severe respiratory problems (including sleep apnea).
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If your pituitary gland is abnormal.
  • If you have hypothyroidism.
  • If you have a history of brain damage or tumor.
  • If you have an abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.


Side effects of somatotropin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Rapid weight gain

Muscle or joint pain

stomach ache



Pain, itching, or skin changes at the injection site

Important Note: See your doctor if you have any allergic symptoms or any of the following:

Pain in the knees or buttocks

Limping while walking

Ear pain and swelling

Tingling of the fingers or toes

Severe swelling in the hands and feet;

Pain or swelling in the joints


Severe pain in the upper stomach

nausea and vomiting

Fast heart rate

Symptoms of high blood sugar: increased thirst, frequent urination, dry mouth, headache, blurred vision

Increased intracranial pressure: severe headache, ringing in the ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, back pain

Symptoms of an adrenal gland problem: severe weakness, severe dizziness, weight loss, skin discoloration, feeling tired or weak

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of this ampoule.


Overdose of somatotropin (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the prescribed dose.

If you feel that someone has had drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as tremors, cold sweats, hunger, headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, nausea, shortness of breath or fainting and weakness (fainting) Call the emergency number immediately.

Overuse of this drug for a long time can increase abnormal growth.


Storage conditions of somatotropin

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Ask your pharmacist how to store ready-to-inject somatotropin injections.

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