whats Pfizer Genotropin ?
Pfizer Genotropin (somatropin [rDNA origin]) is a form of human growth hormone important for the growth of bones and muscles.Genotropin is used to treat growth failure in children and adults who lack natural growth hormone. This includes people with short stature due to Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, short stature at birth with no catch-up growth, and other causes.Genotropin is also used to prevent severe weight loss in people with AIDS, or to treat short bowel syndrome.
How many Pfizer Genotropin package in markets ？
In markets have following 2 package Pfizer Genotropin package :
What’s the use for Pfizer Genotropin ?
Pfizer GENOTROPIN is used to treat:
- Short stature caused by the lack of growth hormone.
- Pfizer GENOTROPIN promotes the growth of the long bones (for example, upper legs) in children with reduced height due to lower than normal levels of growth hormone.
- Reduced growth in girls with Turner syndrome.
- Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder found in females. The condition may cause short stature and ovaries to not fully develop.
- Children with Prader-Willi syndrome.
- Prader-Willi syndrome is a genetic disorder that may cause short stature, low muscle tone and a constant feeling of hunger.
- GENOTROPIN helps to improve growth and body composition. It also helps to reduce excessive fat and improve muscle mass.
- Diet restrictions may still be necessary during treatment with GENOTROPIN.
- Children with kidney disease, to help them grow at a normal rate.
- Adults who do not produce enough natural growth hormone.
- However, your doctor may prescribe GENOTROPIN for another purpose. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why GENOTROPIN has been prescribed for you, maybe for anti age or bodybuilding purposes.
Side effect of the Pfizer Genotropin
Common side effects of Pfizer Genotropin include:
- tired feeling,
- muscle pain,
- pain in your arms or legs,
- joint stiffness or pain,
- cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat), or
- injection site reactions (redness, soreness, swelling, rash, itching, pain, or bruising).
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Genotropin including:
- development of a limp,
- persistent fatigue,
- unusual or unexplained weight gain,
- persistent cold intolerance,
- persistent slow heartbeat,
- fast heartbeat,
- ear pain or itching,
- hearing problems,
- joint/hip/knee pain,
- numbness or tingling,
- unusual increase in thirst or urination,
- swelling hands/ankles/feet,
- change in the appearance or size of any mole,
- persistent nausea or vomiting, or
- severe stomach or abdominal pain.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Pfizer Genotropin if you are allergic to Genotropin or benzyl alcohol, or if you have:
- a serious illness due to lung failure, or complications from recent surgery, injury, or medical trauma;
- active cancer;
- eye problems caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy); or
- you are being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome and you are overweight or have severe breathing problems (including sleep apnea).
- Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- cancer (especially during childhood);
- a pituitary gland disorder;
- abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis);
- underactive thyroid;
- a head injury or brain tumor; or
- childhood brain cancer and radiation treatment.
In some cases, Pfizer Genotropin should not be used in a child. Certain brands of somatropin contain an ingredient that can cause serious side effects or death in very young infants or premature babies. Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
Some brands of somatropin are not expected to harm an unborn baby, including Genotropin, Omnitrope, Saizen, and Serostim.
It is not known whether certain other brands of somatropin will harm an unborn baby, including Humatrope, Norditropin, Nutropin, Zomacton, and Zorbtive.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
It may not be safe to breast-feed a baby while you are using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risks.
How to use Pfizer Genotropin?
Your dose and brand of somatropin, and how often you use it will depend on the condition you are treating. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Pfizer Genotropin is injected into a muscle or under the skin. A healthcare provider can teach you how to properly use the medication by yourself.
Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Do not use Genotropin if you don’t understand all instructions for proper use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.
Prepare your injection only when you are ready to give it. Do not shake the medicine. Do not use if the medicine looks cloudy, has changed colors, or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.
If your medicine comes with a syringe, cartridge, or injection pen, use only that device to give your medicine.
You may need frequent medical tests.
Follow any diet plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counselor to help control your condition.
How you store this medicine will depend on the Genotropin brand and the diluent you are using. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about proper storage of your medication.
Throw away any Genotropin left over after the expiration date on the label has passed.
Use a needle and syringe only once and then place them in a puncture-proof “sharps” container. Follow state or local laws about how to dispose of this container. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
For the Genotropin pen, you could injection .
for the Pfizer Genotropin with powder and with water ,GENOTROPIN MINIQUICK is a device holding a 2-chamber cartridge of GENOTROPIN, used to mix and inject a single dose of GENOTROPIN.
For each injection you will need:
2 alcohol pads (not included)
the GENOTROPIN MINIQUICK device with the 2-chamber cartridge of GENOTROPIN inside it. The 2-chamber cartridge of GENOTROPIN contains the growth hormone powder in one chamber and the liquid in the other.
an injection needle. A needle for injection is provided with each device. If you need additional needles, ask for Becton Dickinson Ultra-Fine pen needles, either 29 gauge, 30 gauge or 31 gauge.
the reusable Needle Guard (optional, not included)
a proper disposal container (not included)
Storage and disposal of Pfizer GENOTROPIN growth hormones
Keep GENOTROPIN in the original packaging during storage.
GENOTROPIN needs protection from light.
Store your GENOTROPIN (mixed or unmixed) in the refrigerator at 2-8°C.
It is also possible to store your unmixed GENOTROPIN outside the refrigerator, but under 25°C, for one month as long as the expiry date has not passed.
It must not be frozen or heated above 25°C.
Contact your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have any questions about storing GENOTROPIN.
Take GENOTROPIN out of the refrigerator approximately 1/2 hour before your injection. This will bring it to room temperature (about 25°C). It is more comfortable to inject at this temperature.
If you are using an administration device or the GoQuick pen always remove the injection needle before storing in the refrigerator. This will prevent leakage of GENOTROPIN through the needle.
Your reconstitution or administration devices come with a special storage box. Always store your device in this container in the refrigerator to protect the device and cartridge from damage.
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What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
Call your doctor if you miss more than 3 doses in a row.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention
Overdose can cause tremors or shaking, cold sweats, increased hunger, headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, fast heartbeat, and nausea. Long-term overdose may cause excessive growth.
What should I avoid while using Pfizer Genotropin?
If you use Zorbtive to treat short bowel syndrome, avoid drinking fruit juices or soda beverages.
Avoid drinking alcohol if you have short bowel syndrome. Alcohol can irritate your stomach and could make your condition worse.
What other drugs will affect Pfizer Genotropin?
Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:
birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
insulin or oral diabetes medicine; or
a steroid (prednisone, dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, and others).
This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect Genotropin AQ, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.
Genotropin drug interactions (in more detail)