What Is Nutropin AQ® (somatropin)?

Nutropin is a treatment for people who don’t make enough growth hormone on their own

Sometimes, people don’t have enough growth hormone (GH). Nutropin treats adults and children who don’t make enough GH on their own (a condition called growth hormone deficiency), and children who have growth failure.

GH helps muscles, organs, and bones develop, and it keeps your body’s metabolism in balance by breaking down fats. Nutropin therapy is approved for the following conditions where growth hormone treatment may be necessary, including:


Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency

Idiopathic Short Stature

Turner Syndrome

Chronic Kidney Disease


Adult-onset Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency

Childhood-onset Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency

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What should you tell your doctor before starting Nutropin therapy?

If you have pituitary hormone deficiency(s) (an inability of the pituitary gland to produce sufficient hormones) or adrenal hormone deficiency (an inability of the adrenal glands to produce sufficient hormones, primarily cortisol), your doctor may further monitor your hormone levels or your hormone replacement therapy closely while you are taking Nutropin therapy.