Genotropin 5MG is a form of recombinant human growth hormone that is identical to the growth hormone naturally produced by the human body.
In children, growth hormone deficiency can result in stunted growth and delayed puberty. Genotropin can be used to stimulate growth in children who are deficient in growth hormone. In adults, growth hormone deficiency can lead to a range of symptoms, including decreased bone density, decreased muscle mass, and increased body fat. Genotropin 5MG can be used to help reverse these symptoms.
The dosage and frequency of administration will depend on the individual’s specific condition and response to treatment.
Like all medications, Genotropin can cause side effects. Common side effects include injection site reactions, such as pain, swelling, and redness. Other possible side effects include headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and joint pain.
You should not use Genotropin if you are allergic to Genotropin or benzyl alcohol, or if you have:
- active cancer;
- eye problems caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy); or
- you are being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome and you are overweight or have severe breathing problems (including sleep apnea).
- a pituitary gland disorder;
- abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis);
- underactive thyroid;
- a head injury or brain tumor; or
- childhood brain cancer and radiation treatment.
In some cases, Genotropin should not be used in a child. 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.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Serious breathing problems may occur in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome who use Genotropin.
- 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; or
- signs of an adrenal gland problem–extreme weakness, severe dizziness, weight loss, changes in skin color, feeling very weak or tired.
Common side effects may include:
- swelling, rapid weight gain;
- muscle or joint pain;
- numbness or tingling;
- stomach pain, gas;
- headache, back pain; or
- cold or flu symptoms, stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, ear pain.