Nutropin AQ® (somatropin) injection for subcutaneous use is a human growth hormone that is available by prescription only.
Doctors prescribe Nutropin therapy for children and teenagers who are short or growing slowly because they:
Doctors prescribe Nutropin therapy for adults who have growth hormone deficiency that began either in:
Your doctor will test to see if growth hormone is right for you.
Please read this Important Safety Information carefully. Then, if you have any questions, talk with your doctor.
What should you tell your doctor before starting Nutropin therapy?
While taking Nutropin, contact your doctor immediately if you experience:
Other important information about Nutropin
What are common possible side effects of Nutropin therapy?
Common side effects reported in adults and children taking Nutropin therapy include injection site reactions. Additional common side effects in adults include swelling, joint pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
You may report side effects to FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.
How should you store Nutropin?
Nutropin must be kept refrigerated (36° to 46°F [2° to 8°C]). Do not freeze. Cartridges and NuSpin pens must be used within 28 days of initial use. Throw away any unused Nutropin after 28 days of initial use. Before giving an injection, check the manufacturer’s expiration date on the cartridge or pen. Do not use if it has expired. Do not inject medication if the solution is cloudy.
Sebastian, a Nutropin patient, and his mom, Andrea, walk through the steps associated with using the NuSpin device for Nutropin therapy.
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