WHO IS NUTROPIN THERAPY FOR?
Nutropin AQ [somatropin (rDNA origin) injection] is human growth hormone that is available by prescription only in a disposable pen called NuSpin.
Doctors prescribe Nutropin therapy for children and teenagers who are short or growing slowly because they:
- Do not make enough growth hormone on their own
- Have idiopathic short stature, which means they are shorter than 98.8% of other children of the same age and sex; are growing at a rate not likely to allow them to reach normal adult height; and no other cause of short stature can be found
- Have Turner syndrome
- Have chronic kidney disease (CKD) up to the time of kidney transplant
Doctors prescribe Nutropin therapy for adults who have growth hormone deficiency that began either in:
- Adulthood as a result of pituitary disease, diseases of the hypothalamus, surgery, radiation therapy, or trauma; or
- Childhood. Patients treated for growth hormone deficiency in childhood, whose bones have stopped growing, should be reevaluated to see if they need to continue with growth hormone therapy
Your doctor will test to see if growth hormone is right for you.
Nutropin therapy and your safety:
Please read this important safety information carefully. Then, if you have any questions, talk with
NUTROPIN THERAPY IS NOT FOR:
- Patients having serious complications after undergoing open heart surgery, abdominal surgery, serious injuries involving many body systems, or life-threatening breathing problems. Deaths have been reported in such cases
- Children who have Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and are very overweight or have a history of severe breathing problems. Deaths have been reported in children with PWS who are very overweight, have a history of blocked upper airways, sleep apnea (pauses in breathing during sleeping), or other severe breathing problems
- Patients who have active cancer. Because growth hormone deficiency can be an early sign of some tumors in the brain or pituitary gland, the presence of these types of tumors should be ruled out by your doctor before you start Nutropin therapy
- Adults or children with certain types of eye disease caused by diabetes
- Children and teenagers whose bones have finished growing
- Patients who are allergic to somatropin, the active ingredient in Nutropin therapy. Reactions at the injection site are the most common allergic reactions