Humatrope® (somatropin) for injection is used to treat children who are short or growing slowly because they:
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?
Who should not take Humatrope
Who should not take Humatrope?
Humatrope should not be used by:
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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