Man-made form of human growth hormone is named as Humatrope. It was first approved in 1987 to treat children who are growing slowly because they do not make enough growth hormone on their own.It e is available in 6 mg, 12 mg, and 24 mg cartridges for use in a HumatroPen® injection device. It is also available in vials for use with a syringe and needle.
What HUMATROPE is used for ?
HUMATROPE is a biosynthetic human growth hormone. It is used in children who do not produce enough natural growth hormone, in girls who have Turner syndrome, in children with chronic renal insufficiency, and children born small for gestational age. It helps these children to grow at a natural rate.It is also used in adults who do not produce enough natural growth hormone. In adults, it helps to decrease body fat, in growth hormone deficient adults only.
How to use HUMATROPE ?
it is given by injection under the skin (subcutaneous) or into a muscle (intramuscular).Your doctor or health care professional will tell you how much of it you must use each week.To gain the best result, it is very important to use HUMATROPE exactly as instructed.Repeated injections into the same site can cause wasting of fat under the skin or a hardened bump in the skin.
Common side effects of Humatrope include:
Some common side effects are vomiting,tiredness,muscle pain,weakness,injection site reactions (redness, soreness, swelling, rash, itching,pain, or bruising), pain in your arms or legs, joint stiffness or pain, orcold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, or sore throat).
Who should not take Humatrope
It should not be used by People with serious complications after having open heart surgery, abdominal surgery, serious injuries involving many body systems, or with life-threatening breathing problems