Generic Name(s): Somatropin
Drug Class: Recombinant Human Growth Hormone
Treats: Heart failure, Constitutional short stature, Cachexia, Prade,Willi syndrome
Omnitrope is a type of hormone that is responsible for the growth of bones and muscles in a human body. It is used in the treatment of children who do not have the hormone that ignites development in their bodies leading to slow growth rate. It works by stimulating growth in children.
Omnitrope is the form of the drug that is used in the treatment of human growth hormone in both bones in muscles in children and adults. The generic name of Omnitrope is Somatropin. Due to lack of natural growth hormone which leads to growth failure Omnitrope is used to treat these failures Inclusive of:
- Nooman syndrome
- Short stature at birth
- Chronic kidney failure
- Prade- Willi syndrome
- Turner syndrome.
Omnitrope can also be used to reduce or prevent weight loss in patients with AIDS. Omnitrope may also be used in other treatments if only the doctor or your health care provider prescribes; it can be used to treat short bowel syndrome.
You should not use Omnitrope if you are:
- Diabetic retinopathy (diabetes) that causes eye problems.
You should discuss with your doctor or with your health care provider about any other illness like:
- Brain tumor
- Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
- Brain cancer
- Pituitary gland disorder.
Omnitrope usage should be taken as directed by the doctor and you should follow the instructions given by the doctor.
Omnitrope can cause side effects, and the examples are listed below:
- Swelling of your face, tongue, throat and lips
- Blurred vision
- Pain in your knees
- Weight loss
- Joint and muscle pains
- Dry skin