Genotropin is a Genotropin treatment. It is an exact copy of the natural Genotropin that our bodies make. The main difference is that Genotropin is man-made.

Genotropin is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat different types of growth failure in children and adults. Children with idiopathic short stature, children born small for gestational age , girls with Turner syndrome, children with Genotropin deficiency (GHD) children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Genotropin is also approved by the FDA also to treat adults with Genotropin deficiency. This medicine is manufactured by Pfizer.

How to Use Genotropin Injection

  • Genotropin is taken at the same time each day.
  • Do it when you will not be rushed, so you can focus on what you are doing.
  • Most doctors suggest that the best time is just before bedtime.
  • Genotropin is taken by injection just below the skin

Cautions before Use Genotropin Injection

  • Genotropin should not be used to increase height in children after the growth plates have closed.
  • Genotropin should not be used in patients with diabetes who have certain types of diabetic retinopathy .
  • Genotropin should not be used in patients with cancer or who are being treated for cancer. Genotropin deficiency can be caused by brain tumors. So, the presence of these brain tumors should be ruled out before treatment is started. Genotropin should not be used if it is shown that a previous brain tumor has come back or is getting larger.
  • Genotropin should not be used in patients who are critically ill because of surgery, trauma, or respiratory failure.
  • Genotropin should not be used in children with Prader-Willi syndrome who are very overweight or have severe breathing problems.
  • Dosage of diabetes medicines may need to be adjusted during Genotropin treatment. Patients should be watched carefully if Genotropin is given along with glucocorticoid therapy and/or other drugs that are processed by the body in the same way.

Genotropin Injection Side effects

The side effects which may arise with Genotropin are as follows:

  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Flu
  • Throat infection
  • Inflammation of the nose and throat
  • Stomach pain
  • Headaches
  • Increased appetite
  • Fever
  • Fracture
  • Mood changes
  • joint pain
  • Temporarily elevated blood sugar
  • Increased pressure in the brain
  • Early puberty in girls abnormal jaw growth
  • Injection site reactions
  • Growth of moles

Genotropin Injection Reactions and Overdose

Genotropin may react with those drugs which are used to treat diabetes like insulin, sulfonylureas such as glyburide, estrogen hormone replacement, glucocorticoids such as prednisone, hydrocortisone etc.Patients hould also discuss in details with their healthcare providers if they are using any prescribed or non prescribed medicine or any herbal or dietary supplements.

Symptoms of overdose of Genotropin may include severe headache, nausea, or vomiting; sudden onset of sweating, fatigue, shakiness, confusionn; or persistent swelling of hands and feet and the patient should get instant medical support.


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