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Genotropin 36 I.U. (12 mg)


Growth hormone (GH), also known as somatotropin (or as human growth hormone [hGH or HGH] in its human form), is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration in humans and other animals. It is thus important in human development. It is a type of mitogen which is specific only to certain kinds of cells. Growth hormone is a 191-amino acid, single-chain polypeptide that is synthesized, stored and secreted by somatotropic cells within the lateral wings of the anterior pituitary gland.

GH is a stress hormone that stimulates production of IGF-1 and raises the concentration of glucose and free fatty acids.

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  • It is used to treat short bowel syndrome.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Somatropin?

  • If you have an allergy to human growth hormone or any other part of somatropin (rDNA origin – nonrefrigerated) (SBS).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have any of these health problems: Breathing problems like sleep apnea; cancer or other tumors like a brain tumor; diabetic eye disease; or illness shortly after open heart surgery, stomach surgery, or accidental injury.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with somatropin (rDNA origin – nonrefrigerated) (SBS).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take somatropin (rDNA origin – nonrefrigerated) (SBS) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Somatropin?

For all patients taking somatropin (rDNA origin – nonrefrigerated) (SBS):

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take somatropin (rDNA origin – nonrefrigerated) (SBS). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • High blood sugar has happened with somatropin (rDNA origin – nonrefrigerated) (SBS). This includes diabetes that is new or worse. Talk with the doctor.
  • Check your blood sugar as you have been told by your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you have signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
  • Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking somatropin (rDNA origin – nonrefrigerated) (SBS).
  • Have your eye pressure and eyesight checked as you have been told by the doctor.
  • If you have cancer or a tumor or have ever had cancer or a tumor, talk with your doctor. The chance of cancer or tumor growth is raised with somatropin (rDNA origin – nonrefrigerated) (SBS). The chance of new tumors may also be raised in some patients.
  • If you have Turner syndrome, talk with your doctor. The chance of ear infections, high blood pressure, and very bad blood vessel problems like stroke and bleeding in the brain may be raised.
  • This medicine may affect how much of some other drugs are in your body. If you are taking other drugs, talk with your doctor. You may need to have your blood work checked more closely while taking somatropin (rDNA origin – nonrefrigerated) (SBS) with your other drugs.
  • If you are 65 or older, use somatropin (rDNA origin – nonrefrigerated) (SBS) with care. You could have more side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using somatropin (rDNA origin – nonrefrigerated) (SBS) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.