Humatrope is a man-made form of human growth hormone. It was first approved in 1987 to treat children who are growing slowly because they do not make enough growth hormone on their own.
Humatrope is a man-made form of growth hormone. Growth hormone is essential for growth—made by the pituitary gland (located at the base of the brain), then released into the bloodstream, where it travels to the body’s tissues. Here it stimulates production of another hormone important for growth, called insulin-like growth factor 1, or IGF-1. Growth hormone works to stimulate growth, in large part due to its effect in producing IGF-1.
HUMATROPE DOSAGE INFORMATION
Firstly, 1.5 to 5 mL of Diluent for Humatrope must be reconstituted with each 5-mg vial of Humatrope, The diluent should be injected into the vial of Humatrope by aiming the stream of liquid gently against the vial wall. Following reconstitution Also the vial should be swirled with a GENTLE rotary motion, until the contents are completely dissolved. DO NOT SHAKE. Additionally the resulting solution should be clear.
HUMATROPE SIDE EFFECTS
Side Effects of this human growth hormone include;
-pain in your knees or hips, walking with a limp.
-ear pain, swelling, warmth, or drainage.
-numbness or tingling in your wrist, hand, or fingers.
-severe swelling or puffiness in your hands and feet.
-pain or swelling in your joints.
-pancreatitis–severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting.
-high blood sugar–increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor.
-increased pressure inside the skull–severe headaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes.
-signs of an adrenal gland problem–extreme weakness, severe dizziness, weight loss, changes in skin color, feeling very weak or tired.
Finally Child should not used Humatrope. Certain brands of somatropin contain an ingredient that can cause serious side effects or death in very young infants or premature babies. Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.