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



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What is this medicine?

SOMATROPIN (soe ma TROE pin) is a man- made growth hormone. Growth hormone helps children grow taller and helps adults and children grow muscle. It is used to treat many conditions of low growth hormone levels, growth failure, and short stature.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • Prader- Willi syndrome
  • recent surgery or trauma
  • sleep apnea, loud snoring
  • vision problems
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to somatropin, glycerin, benzyl alcohol, m- Cresol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection under the skin or into a muscle. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

               
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