It is a form of human growth hormone. HGH is important for the growth of bones and muscles, and is used to treat growth failure in children and adults lacking natural HGH, and in those with chronic kidney failure, Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, short stature at birth with no catch-up growth, and other causes. Somatropin is also used to prevent severe weight loss in people with AIDS, or to treat short bowel syndrome.
Norditropin is contraindicated in allergic patients as well as in those with:
Prader-Willi syndrome who are overweight, have sleep apnea or severe respiratory (lung) problems
complications following open heart or stomach surgery
trauma or other medical emergency
breathing problems (like lung failure)
kidney disease (or are on dialysis)
a pituitary gland disorder
a pancreas disorder
a history of cancer
carpal tunnel syndrome
a brain tumour or lesion
Patients with Prader-Willi syndrome must seek medical assistance in presence of any signs of lung or breathing problems: shortness of breath, coughing, or new or increased snoring. Seek emergency medical help if any of the signs of an allergic reaction occur: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Norditropin Side efffects
In some instances treatment with somatropin may cause
redness, soreness, swelling, rash, itching, pain, or bruising at the injection sites
arms or legs pain
joint stiffness or pain
cold symptoms like stuffy nose, sneezing, or sore throat
Adverse side effects
increased heart rate
severe pain in the upper stomach spreading to the back,
nausea and vomiting
hunger, dry mouth,
fruity breath odour,
drowsiness, dry skin,
blurred vision, and weight loss
sudden and severe pain behind the eyes
swelling in the head, face, hands, or feet
numbness or tingling in wrists, hands, or fingers
Overdose can cause tremors, shaking, cold sweats, hunger, headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, fast heartbeat, and nausea. Long-term overdose may cause excessive growth.
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for the next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose. Call your doctor if you miss more than 3 doses in a row.