Hutropin is a human growth hormone which is artificially structured by recombinant DNA technology using the bacteria expression procedure. It is in the form of amino acid sequence structure of Hutropin HGH
(somatropin) which is identical to the natural occurring somatropin in our bodies. Hutropin HGH comes in form of lyophilized powder and packed in 10IU HGH per vial
The key purpose of this drug is to stimulate the growth of bones and muscles and to treat children and
adults who have growth deficiency due to lack of production of the natural occurring HGH (somatropin). Other individuals who can be administered on this drug include those with turner syndrome, weight loss, AIDs, Noonan syndrome, short bowel syndrome and chronic kidney failure.
This drug might pose some side effects after administration. It is important to discuss your medical conditions with the doctor before injection.
The common side effects likely to be experienced are
- pain and swelling at the site of injection,
- tiredness and weakness,
- muscle pain,
- joint pain,
- loss of fatty tissue,
- carpal tunnel syndrome and swelling of hands,
- lower legs and feet.
Although this side effects happen, if your condition worsen it is advisable to seek medical assistance.
- Adverse side effects may include
- nausea and vomiting,
- dry mouth,
- increased heart rate,
- vision changes,
- increased thirst,
increased urination, and severe pain in the upper stomach.
Some medications may interact with this drug such as the oral agents which may require adjustments in diabetes mellitus patients. In women who are undergoing estrogen replacement, somatropin may be needed.
Overdose can cause cold sweats, hunger, shaking, tremors, increased heart rate and nausea. Long term overdose may result to excessive growth.
This medication should not be administered to children with:
- active brain tumor,
- have had kidney transplant,
- active cancer,
- respiratory failure,
- have had serious accident,
- after trauma,
- hypersensitivity to somatropin,
- acute critical illness,
- severely obese,
- active plorification,
- pituitary gland disorder,
- liver diseases,
- Underactive thyroid and prader-Willi syndrome.