SOMATROPIN 191AA 100IU VIALS
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION :
Somatropin 191aa [somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection] is indicated for the treatment of HIV patients with wasting or cachexia to increase lean body mass and body weight, and improve physical endurance. Also, it is used to treat: children who have growth failure because of low or no growth hormone; children who are short (in stature) and who have Noonan syndrome or Turner syndrome; children who are short (in stature) because they were born small (small for gestational age-SGA) and have not caught-up in growth by age 2 to 4 years; and adults who do not make enough growth hormone.
Somatropin is a form of human growth hormone. Human growth hormone is important in the body for the growth of bones and muscles.
Somatropin is used to treat growth failure in children and adults who lack natural growth hormone, and in those with chronic kidney failure, Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, short stature at birth with no catch-up growth, and other causes. Somatropin 191aa is also used to prevent severe weight loss in people with AIDS, or to treat short bowel syndrome.
SIDE EFFECTS :
If you have Prader-Willi syndrome, call your doctor promptly if you develop signs of lung or breathing problems such as shortness of breath, coughing, or new or increased snoring. Rare cases of serious breathing problems have occurred in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome who use somatropin 191aa.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate;
increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, and weight loss;
sudden and severe pain behind your eyes, vision changes;
swelling in your head, face, hands, or feet; or
numbness or tingling in your wrist, hand, or fingers.
Less serious side effects may include:
headache, feeling tired;
redness, soreness, swelling, rash, itching, pain, or bruising where the medicine was injected;
pain in your arms or legs, joint stiffness or pain;
muscle pain; or
cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
4 to 6iu per day.