Helping eligible patients save on Humatrope
The Humatrope Savings Card is just one of the many ways we provide support to patients and families during the treatment journey.
This card is frontloaded with an annual $2400 balance that’s available from the start, so you can use as much as you need to cover your monthly Humatrope costs.* See below for full eligibility criteria. Governmental beneficiaries excluded, terms and conditions apply.†
Already have a Humatrope savings card? Activate it here.
If you have any questions about the Humatrope Savings Card, please call 1-866-923-1953, Monday through Friday 8 AM - 8 PM Eastern time. This offer may be terminated, rescinded, revoked, or amended by Lilly USA, LLC at any time without notice.
†Terms and Conditions
By using the Humatrope Savings Card (“Card”), you attest that you meet the eligibility criteria, agree to and will comply with the terms and conditions described below:
Offer good until 12/31/2022. Patients must have commercial drug insurance coverage for Humatrope to pay as little as $0 for a 30-day supply of Humatrope. Offer subject to an annual cap of $2,400. Offer void where prohibited by law. Patient is responsible for any applicable taxes, fees, or amounts exceeding monthly or annual caps. This offer is invalid for patients without commercial drug insurance or whose prescription claims for Humatrope are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by any governmental program, including, without limitation, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medigap, DoD, VA, TRICARE®/CHAMPUS, or any state patient or pharmaceutical assistance program. This offer is not valid for: Massachusetts residents if an AB-rated generic equivalent is available; California residents if an FDA-approved therapeutic equivalent is available. Available only in the US and Puerto Rico for residents of the US and Puerto Rico. By accepting this offer, you agree that if you are required to do so under the terms of your insurance coverage for this prescription or are otherwise required to do so by law, you should notify your insurance carrier of your redemption of this Card. This offer cannot be combined or utilized with any other program, discount, discount card, cash discount card, coupon, incentive, or similar offer involving Humatrope. It is prohibited for any person to sell, purchase or trade; or to offer to sell, purchase or trade, or to counterfeit this Card. This offer may be terminated, rescinded, revoked or amended by Lilly USA, LLC at any time without notice. Card activation required. This Card is not health insurance. This Card expires on 12/31/2022.
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Coping with therapy
Talking With Your Child About Therapy
You know your child better than anyone else, and talking often helps keep it that way. Throughout treatment, here are some tips to keep the conversation going.
Talk About Expectations. Keep your child involved from the start, and make sure you both know what to expect by talking with your healthcare professional. Kids who know what to expect from the start may have more of a reason to stick with their therapy.
Learn More Together. As you learn about growth and treatment, share what you discover with your child. This can help guide kids to the right kind of information, and help them feel more in control of their growth.
Keep Track of Questions. Answer questions as best you can, and write down questions you can't answer. Let your child ask the questions at the next doctor's visit — children may feel more in control if they understand what's going on.
Connect With Friends. Support groups throughout the country have programs focused on kids on a similar growth treatment journey, and they often meet once a year—giving you both a chance to learn more, connect with other families, and make new friends who can understand what you're going through.
Humatrope® (somatropin) for injection is used to treat children who are short or growing slowly because they:
- Do not make enough growth hormone on their own
- Have Turner syndrome
- 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
- Have SHOX deficiency
- Were born smaller than normal for the number of weeks of pregnancy and do not catch up in height by 2 to 4 years of age
Humatrope is used to treat adults who have growth hormone deficiency.
Important Safety Information for Humatrope
What is the most important information I should know about Humatrope?
- Do not take Humatrope if you are having serious complications after having open heart surgery, abdominal surgery, or serious injuries involving many body systems, or are having life-threatening breathing problems. Deaths have been reported in such cases.
- Do not use Humatrope in children with Prader-Willi syndrome who are severely obese or have a history of blocked upper airways or other severe breathing problems, or sleep apnea. Deaths have been reported in such cases. Humatrope is not approved for the treatment of patients with Prader-Willi syndrome.
- Do not use Humatrope if you have active cancer. 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 Humatrope.
- Serious allergic reactions have been reported with Humatrope. Humatrope is contraindicated if you know you have allergies to growth hormone or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you have an allergic reaction. Do not mix Humatrope with the supplied diluent if you are allergic to metacresol or glycerin.
- Your doctor should check your blood sugar regularly while you are taking Humatrope, especially if you have diabetes, pre-diabetes, or risk factors for diabetes. New cases of type 2 diabetes have been reported in patients taking Humatrope.
- Tell your doctor if you have any visual changes accompanied by headache, nausea, and/or vomiting while taking Humatrope. This may be a sign of increased pressure in the brain.
- Adults may retain water during Humatrope treatment. This may be brief and may increase with higher doses of Humatrope.
- If you have hypoadrenalism and are on glucocorticoid replacement therapy, your doctor may increase your dosage when you initiate growth hormone treatment.
- Your doctor should test your thyroid function periodically during Humatrope therapy. Thyroid hormone treatment may need to be started or adjusted.
- Fracture in the ball of the hip joint can occur in children who have endocrine problems and in children who have rapid growth. Any child taking Humatrope who develops a limp or complains of hip or knee pain should be seen by a doctor to check for this.
- Progression of curvature of the spine (scoliosis) can occur in children who have rapid growth. Humatrope has not been shown to increase the occurrence of this condition. If the child has scoliosis, the doctor should carefully monitor the progression of the scoliosis during Humatrope treatment.
- Cases of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) have been reported rarely in children and adults receiving growth hormone. Consult a doctor if you develop abdominal pain while taking Humatrope.
- You should rotate your injection sites to avoid breakdown of skin and fat. Seek prompt medical attention for any allergic reaction you experience to the injection of Humatrope.
Who should not take Humatrope
Who should not take Humatrope?
Humatrope should not be used by:
- People with serious complications after having open heart surgery, abdominal surgery, serious injuries involving many body systems, or with life-threatening breathing problems
- Children with Prader-Willi syndrome who are severely obese or have a history of severe breathing problems
- People with active cancer
- People who have had an allergic reaction to growth hormone
- People with diabetic disease of the retina (the lining in the back of the eyeball)
- Children who have closed growth plates in their bones.
Talk to your Doctor
What should I tell my doctor before taking Humatrope?
Tell your doctor about all of your prescription and over the counter drugs, including cyclosporine, hormone replacement therapy, insulin or other diabetes medications, drugs containing steroids, or drugs for seizures. These medications may need to be adjusted while taking Humatrope.
Common Side Effects
What are the possible side effects of Humatrope?
Common side effects reported in adults and children taking Humatrope include upper respiratory infection, fever, throat inflammation, headache, inner ear inflammation, swelling, joint pain, unusual skin sensations, muscle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, leg swelling, flu syndrome, low thyroid, and high blood sugar. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store Humatrope?
Humatrope must be kept refrigerated (36° to 46°F [2° to 8°C]) before and after it is mixed. Do not freeze. Once Humatrope has been mixed and is in liquid form, cartridges must be used within 28 days and vials must be used within 14 days. Throw away any unused Humatrope in a cartridge after 28 days and in a vial after 14 days. Before giving an injection, check the manufacturer’s expiration date on the cartridge or vial. Do not use the cartridge or vial if it has expired.
Humatrope is available by prescription only.
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