Humatrope (also called somatropin) is a prescribed medication that treats growth hormone deficiency, growth failure and short stature of both adults and children.
What Does Humatrope Treats?
Humatrope is used for treating children and adults that have:
- Growth Hormone Deficiency
- Short Stature Associated with Turner Syndrome
- SHOX Deficiency
- Small for Gestational Age
- Idiopathic Short Stature.
When to Not Use Humatrope
Do not inject Humatrope if you have any of these medical conditions:
- Active Tumor
- Allergic to Glycerol or meta-Cresol
- A child with Closed Epiphyses
- Complications from Heart Surgery or Stomach Injury
- Severe Breathing Failure
- Multiple Accidental Trauma
- Diabetic Eye Disease
Tell your doctor immediately if you one of these conditions or have experienced any of it. You should also tell your doctor if you are:
- Diabetic or requires Insulin Treatment
- Had a Brain Tumor
- Had a Kidney Transplant or Intends to have a Kidney Transplant
- Have a Prader-Willi Syndrome
- Pregnant or Intend to get Pregnant
- Breast Feeding
- Have Scoliosis
Tell your doctor any of these before using Humatrope to avoid complications.
2 Forms of the Medication
Each Humatrope for Sale package contains one vial of a 5mg (15 IU) of Somatropin and one vial of Diluent. Somatropin contains Glycine, Mannitol, and Dibasic Sodium Phosphate while Diluent contains Glycerin and M-Cresol.
Cartridge with Humatro-Pen
Each package of this contains one cartridge of Somatropin in 6.0mg, 12.0mg, or in 24.0mg with a 3.15ml of syringe diluent and a diluent connector.
How to Use the Medication
The recommended dose will be determined by your doctor and will also depend on the body weight and circumstance of the person that is being treated.
Somatropin is only administered by injection. It is usually injected under the skin or into the muscle if preferred by the doctor. But if it is injected under the skin it is important to change the injection site to minimize the risk of fat wasting or cause a hardened bump on the skin.
If you are using the medication at home your doctor will teach and ensure on what and how to do it so make sure to ask questions and to listen carefully to use the medication exactly as it is prescribed.
You will also be taught how to mix and inject the Humatrope by using the Humatro-Pen. Always look at the instruction sheet when you mix and inject the medicine.
How much and How Long will you Use it?
Your Doctor will tell you how much amount of dosage that you’ll use each week. And to gain the best result, use it exactly as instructed by you’re your doctor and if possible use the medication at night since the body normally makes the growth hormone at night.
Do not stop using the Humatrope without checking it with your doctor and if you ever forgot to inject it, try talking with your doctor or nurse and do not inject a double dose as a makeup for the doses that you have missed
Always talk and meet with your doctor to report about your weekly or daily medications so that he/she knows about your body’s improvement. If you have been experiencing one of the side effects, consult your doctor immediately. Also, ask your doctor of the reason why you are prescribed with Humatrope because it may not be one of the reasons listed above.