Description – Somatropin is a form of growth hormone in humans which is important for the growth of muscles and bones. It is used to treat children and adults who lack natural growth hormone with growth failure. Somatropin is also used for adults having short bowel syndrome or to treat loss of weight due to AIDS.
- Somatropin (as well as endogenous GH) binds to some dimeric GH receptor in the cell membrane of target cells leading to intracellular signal transduction and a lot of pharmacodynamic consequences.
- Some of the pharmacodynamic effects are primarily mediated by IGF-I produced from the liver and also locally (e.g., skeletal development( protein synthesis), while others are primarily a consequence of the direct effects of somatropin (e.g., lipolysis)
- The dosage of Somatropin totally depends on the treatment of your taking for which condition.
- It is injected into a muscle or under the skin.
- Take only under supervision and guidance of your doctor under the prescribed manner only.
- Do not inject if the medicine looks cloudy or has changed colors, or if it has particles in it.
- Follow a proper diet plan given to you by your physician.
Do not take the medicine if you have anything from the following issues –
- Consult your doctor if you are allergic to somatropin as it may contain some inactive ingredients like benzyl alcohol.
- If you have any medical conditions, eye problems like diabetic retinopathy.
- If you have had any recent surgery or a severe injury.
- If you have diabetes or have a family history of diabetes, kidney disease, tumor, cancer.
- Muscle Pain
Although if these symptoms stay for a longer time, consult your doctor immediately.
If you see these symptoms consult your doctor right away.
- Development of a limp.
- Change/reduction in vision.
- Fast/slow heartbeat.
- Unusual weight gain, intolerance to cold, hearing problems, pain or numbness in joints/hip, etc.
- Severe headache, Seizures.