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.