Growth hormone should not be used to increase the size of children after closing growth plates.
Growth hormone should not be used in diabetic patients with certain types of diabetic retinopathy (eye problems).
HGH should not be used in patients who have recently been diagnosed with cancer, cancer or who are being treated for cancer. Deficiency of growth hormone can be caused by brain tumors. Thus, the presence of these brain tumors should be ruled out before treatment begins. HGH should not be used if it is shown that the anterior brain tumor has returned or become larger.
Growth hormone should not be used in critically ill patients due to surgery, trauma or respiratory failure.
Growth Hormone should not be used in children with Prader-Willi syndrome who are overweight or who have serious breathing problems.
GENOTROPIN should not be used in patients who have had an allergy or adverse reaction to somatropin or any other ingredient of GENOTROPIN. In case of an allergic reaction seek medical help.
Some patients developed diabetes by taking genotropin. Dosage for the treatment of diabetes may need to be adjusted during the therapy of growth hormone. Patients should be closely monitored if growth hormone is injected with corticosteroids and / or other drugs that are treated with the body in the same way.
In survivors of cancer, treatment with growth hormone may increase the risk of a new tumor, especially some benign brain tumors. This risk may be higher in patients receiving cranial radiation. In addition, patients and their physicians should regularly check for changes in the skin.
A small number of patients who received growth hormone, increased pressure in the brain. This can cause headaches and vision problems. Treatment should be stopped and reviewed in these patients. Patients with Turner’s syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome may be at increased risk of developing high blood pressure in the brain.
Thyroid function should be checked regularly during hormonal therapy. Substitution therapy for the thyroid gland should be initiated or, if necessary, adjusted.
Patients receiving growth hormone should regularly monitor the low level of serum cortisol and / or the need to increase the dose of glucocorticoids that they take.
In children who grow rapidly, the curvature of the spine may develop or worsen. This is also called scoliosis. Patients with scoliosis should be checked regularly to ensure that their scoliosis does not deteriorate during treatment with growth hormone.
Children who experience rapid growth may experience chronic or hip or knee pain. If a child receiving growth hormone therapy begins to limp or suffers from pain in the hip or knee area, the child’s doctor must be notified and the child should be examined.
HGH should be used during pregnancy only when absolutely necessary. It should be used with caution in women breastfeeding, because it is unknown whether the growth hormone passes into breast milk.
For daily administration of growth hormone, use another place on the body. This can help prevent skin problems, such as bumps or pain.
Several cases of pancreatitis (inflamed pancreas) were rarely recorded in children and adults receiving growth hormone. There is evidence that the risk in children is higher than in adults. The literature shows that girls with Turner syndrome may have a greater risk of pancreatitis than other children taking growth hormone. All children who develop severe and prolonged abdominal pain should take pancreatitis into account.
In GENOTROPIN studies in children with GHD, side effects included reactions at the injection site, such as pain, redness / swelling, inflammation, bleeding, scarring, cones, or rash. , Other side effects were fat loss, headache, blood in the urine, low activity of the thyroid gland and a moderate increase in blood pressure.
GENOTROPIN is a prescription product for treatment of growth failure in children:
Which does not make enough growth hormone on its own. This condition is called growth hormone deficiency (GHD)
With a genetic disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Growth hormone is not suitable for all children with MES. Consult your doctor
Who was born less than most other babies born after the same number of weeks of pregnancy. Some of these children may not catch up with growth at the age of 2 years. This condition is called small for gestational age (SGA)
With a genetic disorder called Turner Syndrome (TS)
With idiopathic short stature (ISS), which means that they are shorter than 98.8% of other children of the same age and sex; they grow at a rate that probably will not allow them to reach a normal adult size, and their growth plates are not closed. Other reasons for short growth should be excluded. ISS does not know the reason
GENOTROPIN is a prescription product for the replacement of growth hormone in adults with growth hormone deficiency (GHD), which began either in childhood or in adulthood. Your doctor should take tests to make sure that you have GHD, if any.