199,00 € per 179
omnitrope 45 i.u. Austria Injection
How does this medication work?
Somatotropin belongs to a class of medications known as growth stimulants. It is a synthetic growth hormone.
It is used to treat growth hormone deficiency in children. If children are not able to produce the growth hormone then replace it with synthetic hormone somatropin. It may also be used to encourage growth in children who were born small for their gestational age and are significantly smaller than their peers by age 2 to 4 years. Somatropin is used to encourage growth in children who have Turner syndrome and in children who are short in stature for no apparent reason
Somatropin may also be used by adults who have growth hormones deficiency, that either developed during adulthood or continued from childhood, Adult-onset growth hormone deficiency may result from pituitary disease, surgery, radiation therapy, hypothalamic disease or trauma.
What form does this medication come in
Each vial of sterile lyophilized powder for reconstitution contains 5.8mg of somatropin. Nonmedicinal ingredients: glycine, disodium hydrogen phosphate heptahydrate and sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate. Diluent contains bacteriostatic water for injection benzyl alcohol.
How should I use this medication?
The recommended dose depends on the circumstances and body weight of the person being treated.
Your doctor will determine the appropriate dose of somatropin to be injected. Somatropin is administered by injection only. It is usually injected subcutaneously ( under the skin) in the thigh, buttocks, or abdomen. It is important to rotate the site of injection in order to minimize the risk of fat wasting at the site of injection.
Do not use somatropin if you:
Are allergic to somatropin or any ingredients of this medication
Have any type of active cancer
Have an active brain tumor
Have an acute illness due to the complication of surgery, have respiratory failure, or have just had a serious accident
Have Prader-Willi syndrome and are severely obese o have severe breathing problems
Have had a kidney transplant
Are a child with closed epiphyses (growth plates)
Due to long-term of diabetes have a vision problem
Do not give this medication to children with closed epiphyses.
Precautions with this medication
The side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
Following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can manage, and some may go away on their own over time
Carpal tunnel syndrome, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, pain and swelling at the site of injection, swelling of hands, feet or lower legs, unusual tiredness or weakness, a limo, numbness, tingling or pain in the arms, legs or face, pain in hip or knee, signs of anemia (low red blood cells, dizziness, pale skin, unusual tiredness or weakness, shortness of breath) signs of hypothyroidism eg constipation, dry skin, cold intolerance, weight gain) skin rash or itching, symptoms of high blood sugar frequent urination, increased thirst, excessive eating, unexplained weight loss, poor wound healing, infections, fruity breath odour, vision problems.