This medication is a synthetic human growth hormone, prescribed for growth hormone deficiency and turner syndrome. It works by stimulating growth in patients who do not make enough natural growth hormone.
Contraindicated in patients with cancer, premature epiphyseal closure, Prader-Willi syndrome (genetic disorder), obesity, breathing problem, diabetic retinopathy, and hypersensitivity.
SC- Growth hormone deficiency- Initial: 6 mcg/kg/day. May increase dose gradually. Max: 12.5 mcg/kg/day.
Turners syndrome: 0.14 IU/kg body weight / day.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of hormone problems, sugar, eye problems caused by diabetes, under active thyroid, cancer, kidney or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Children with Prader-Willi syndrome may develop with increased risk of severe lung or breathing problem; if it is so consult with your doctor immediately.
• Monitor blood sugar levels and thyroid function regularly while taking this medication.
♦ Bruising, redness, bleeding, fluid retention, pain, itching,, rash, swelling, nausea, headache, pancreatitis, fatigue and scoliosis.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8° C). After reconstitution, the product is stable for 14 days refrigerated or for 24 hours at room temperature.
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