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Genotropin 16IU Injection 5.3mg/ml
Salt Composition : Somatropin/recombinant Human Growth Hormone
Manufacturer : PFIZER LTD
Origin of Medicine : United States of America
1 Prefilled Syringe(s) Of 5.3ml
Introduction to Genotropin 16iu Injection 5.3mg/ml
Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection is a hormonal drug in the human growth hormone (hGH) agonist category, containing the active ingredient Somatropin. It treats growth failure in children due to deficiency of growth hormone, Turner’s syndrome, small for gestational age, and short stature of unknown cause. Apart from treating growth hormone deficiency, treatment with this medication also helps improve muscle mass, exercise capacity, bone mineral density and decreases fat mass.
This drug is contraindicated in severe obesity, acute critical illness, upper airway obstruction, sleep apnea, cancer, diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, hypersensitivity, hypothyroidism, hypoadrenalism, scoliosis, and pancreatitis. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience breathlessness, rapid heartbeat, severe rash, swelling of arms or legs, or any other anaphylactic reactions. During treatment with Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection, your doctor may periodically monitor your blood count, blood sugar, thyroid, and other vital parameters to prevent serious complications.
Report to your doctor if you have had a history of diabetes, heart problems, hypothyroidism, pancreatitis, cancer, obesity, or acute illnesses. It is not known whether treatment with this drug alters fertility. Consult your doctor for more advice. Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection is not safe to be used during pregnancy. Report to your doctor if you are pregnant, suspecting, or planning for the pregnancy before starting the treatment. It is highly advised to use this injection with caution during breastfeeding.
Uses of Genotropin 16iu Injection 5.3mg/ml
- Growth failure due to growth hormone deficiency
Therapeutic Effects of Genotropin 16iu Injection 5.3mg/ml
Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection is equivalent to the human pituitary hormone that helps in growth. It regulates the amount of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and improves linear growth in patients with growth hormone deficiency.
Interaction of Genotropin 16iu Injection 5.3mg/ml with other drugs
Inform your physician about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection and cause undesirable side effects.
More Information about Genotropin 16iu Injection 5.3mg/ml
- Store Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection in a refrigerator (2°C-8°C).
- Do not freeze.
How to consume Genotropin 16iu Injection 5.3mg/ml
Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection will be given under the skin (subcutaneously). Your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional will show you how to inject the medicine. Do not try to administer the medicine if you are well-trained. Your physician will decide the injection dose based on your disease condition and severity.
Safety Advices for Genotropin 16iu Injection 5.3mg/ml
Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection is not safe to be used during pregnancy. Report to your doctor if you are pregnant, suspecting, or planning for the pregnancy before starting the treatment.
Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection is used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult with your physician for advice.
It is unknown whether Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection is safe for patients with lung problems. Contact your doctor for more advice.
It is unknown whether Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection is safe for patients with liver problems. Contact your doctor for more advice.
It is unknown whether consuming alcohol while taking a Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection is safe. Please speak with your physician.
Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection does not affect your ability to drive and operate heavy machines.
Side Effects of Genotropin 16iu Injection 5.3mg/ml
Side Effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Although all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Visual changes
- Intracranial hypertension
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Muscle pain
- Back pain
Word of Advice
You should avoid driving or handling machines if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or any visual disturbances. Maintain adequate nutrition and fluid intake. Avoid consuming carbonated drinks and alcohol while on treatment with Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection.
Q 1. How does Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection work?
Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection stimulates the production of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in the liver and other tissues. IGF-1 promotes growth and development by stimulating the growth of bones, cartilage, and muscles.
Q 2. How is Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection administered?
Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection is administered as a subcutaneous injection, which is injected just under the skin. The injection site can vary, but common areas include the thigh, buttocks, or abdomen. A physician should provide specific dosage and administration instructions.
Q 3. Is Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection available over the counter?
No, Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection is a prescription medication and is not available over the counter. It requires a prescription from a physician, and its use should be closely monitored.
Q 4. What are the side effects of Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection?
Common side effects of Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection can include injection site reactions, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, swelling of the hands or feet, and high blood sugar levels.
Q 5. Are there any risks associated with Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection use?
While Genotropin (5.3mg/ml) 16IU injection is generally safe when used as prescribed, some risks are associated with its use. Excessive doses or long-term use can lead to acromegaly (excessive growth of the hands, feet, and face), increased risk of diabetes, fluid retention, and increased pressure within the skull. Close monitoring is necessary to minimize the risk.
Fact Box of Genotropin 16iu Injection 5.3mg/ml
Molecule Name: Somatropin/Recombinant Human Growth Hormone
Therapeutic class: Growth Hormones
Pharmacological class: Human growth hormone (hGH) agonist
Indications: Growth failure due to growth hormone deficiency
- Ipsen Pharma, European Medicine Consortium (EMC), [Revised on March 2022], [Accessed on 28th June 2023] Available at: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.58.pdf
- Norditropin Injection - food and drug administration (FDA). [Revised on Feb 2018], [Accessed on 28th June 2023] Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2018/021148s037s038lbl.pdf
- Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Introduction to Endocrinology: The Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis, 2018, 13th Edition, 771-786.
- KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Anterior pituitary hormones, 7th edition, 2013, 237.
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