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Growth hormone helps children grow taller and helps adults and children grow muscle

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What may interact with this medicine?

  • cyclosporine
  • female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills
  • medicines for diabetes
  • some medicines for seizures
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. You will need to have important lab work done while you are taking this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • back curves to the side
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • dark urine
  • ear pain or infection
  • headache
  • lumpy, thinning skin at site where injected
  • nausea, vomiting
  • pain in hip or knee
  • swelling of the feet or hands
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • bone or muscle pain
  • hair loss
  • pain and swelling at site where injected

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

If you are using this medicine at home, you will be instructed on how to store this medicine. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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