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Somatropin

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Somatropin is meant for hormonal therapy. It is used for hormone related growth deficiency disorders, certain intestinal disorders or HIV –related weight loss, stunted growths. It may also be administered for children with genetic disorder who are unable to attain an increase in their height. You must take proper consultation from the doctor regarding the dosage of the medicine especially if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy any time soon or a breastfeeding mother. You must make the doctor aware of any allergies that you may be having, your medical history if you have suffered from any liver, kidney, lungs or cardiac problems. You must inform the doctor if you are taking any other prescription drugs, or dietary supplements. Somatropin may react with other drugs and cause health complications, therefore you must make sure you have taken the necessary precautions. The medicine may be injected intravenously or just under the skin according to the needs of the patient. Some common side effects of this medicine may include persistent headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme fatigue, abnormal weight gain, unusually increased thirst, some unexplained pain in the body, numbness of hands and feet or sudden cramps. You may also face serious side effects such as lowering of the rate of heartbeats.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Endocrinologist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Somatropin may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Injection site reaction.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Saizen 5mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Somatropin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Somatropin as ingredient
LG Lifesciences
Somatropin works by binding to growth hormone receptors in target cells and activating the MAPK/ERK pathway. This causes the chondrocytes of cartilage to proliferate causing growth in height. It also activates the JAK-STAT signaling pathway and leads to formation of insulin-like growth factor 1.
What are you using Somatropin for?
Other
hormonal disorder
Pituitary Dwarfism
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am 21. My height is 5'6" If at this age I take somatropin, are there any chances of increase of my height? p. S: My parents are both 5'5"

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 21. My height is 5'6" If at this age I take somatropin, are there any chances of increase of my height?
p. S: My...
You can increase your height with homoeopathic treatment. Please take bot. Nam. 50m / single dose only. Five phos 6x / 4 tabs thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
4 people found this helpful

What time should I take somatropin injection for increasing height 25 age before food or after food And what dosage.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
What time should I take somatropin injection for increasing height 25 age before food or after food And what dosage.
You should not take somatropin injection for increasing height as it is a steroid and people with normal endocrine functions should not take it .A lot of people are crazy to increase height and a person’s height is his genetic trait and we cannot ...
1 person found this helpful

Sir I am 18 years old my weight is 45 kg I have tested my BMI which comes underweight my height is 165 cm so I wants to become healthy I am studying in MBBS IST year so one of my senior suggested me to take somatropin injection so sir can I take this injection if no so please suggest me what I have to do to increase my weight and height and comes in the category of normal.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir I am 18 years old my weight is 45 kg I have tested my BMI which comes underweight my height is 165 cm so I wants ...
For increasing your weight Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong, chana,Dal, rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twic...

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About Somatropin
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Key highlights of Somatropin
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Medicines containing Somatropin
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