Generic Name(s): somatropin
Drug Class: Recombinant human growth hormones
Treats: Growth hormone deficiency
Humatrope is used to treat children who have a stunted or slow growth due to growth hormone deficiency. Humatrope is a form of human growth hormone that is manmade which helps the children to be able to grow since their bodies cannot produce enough hormones to make them grow.
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One of the most important uses of Humatrope is that it acts as a growth hormone especially for children who can't produce enough of the hormone in their bodies. Humatrope is more often used in the treatment of short stature associated with Turner syndrome. Patients who are HIV positive and have problems with their weight can also use this medication to return their weight to normal. Another problem associated with the intestines also known as short bowel syndrome can use Humatrope to treat their intestinal disorder. Below you will find the uses of Humatrope.
- Hormone deficiency
- Turner syndrome
- Chronic kidney disease
Dosage of Humatrope depends on the individual and the condition being treated. You should always use medication precisely as your doctor prescribes it. Humatrope is an injection. Your doctor may administer the shot or teach you how to administer it for yourself. You should rotate the injection site each time you use a dose of Humatrope. Below you will find a typical dosage of Humatrope.
- Dosage of Humatrope depends on body weight and will be decided by your doctor
Humatrope Side Effects
Like any drug, Humatrope may cause side effects. If you experience severe or persistent side effects, you should contact your doctor immediately. Below you will find a list of side effects associated with Humatrope. Note that not all possible side effects are listed.
If you experience the following, contact your doctor immediately:
- Frequent vomiting
- Increased thirst or urination
- Swelling hands
- Unexplained weight loss
- Persistent fatigue
- Hearing problems
- Pain or itching in the ear
Like any drug, Humatrope may interact with other drugs and substances. It's important to note that drug interactions may change the way you cope with the drugs that you have been prescribed by the doctor. And more so it might also increase the risk of side effects if some practices that are not recommended are put in consideration. Otherwise, the information provided in this document is not enough to have all the possible interaction. One is however advised to inform the doctor of any drugs he/she has used or is using so that the doctor can know exactly to deal with medication efficiently. Remember to not change, stop or start any medication without the doctor approving.