What is Humatrope 18IU 6 MG and what is it used for?
Humatrope 18IU 6mg is a man-made form of human growth hormone. It was first approved in 1987 to treat children who are growing slowly because they do not make enough growth hormone on their own.
Children who do not make enough growth hormone on their own, have short stature associated with Turner syndrome, or have SHOX deficiency; 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, and for whom no other cause of short stature can be found; were born smaller than normal for the number of weeks of pregnancy and who do not catch up in height by 2 to 4 years of age.
Adults who have growth hormone deficiency that began either in adulthood (as a result of pituitary disease, hypothalamic disease, surgery, radiation therapy, or trauma) or in childhood. Patients treated for growth hormone deficiency in childhood whose bones have stopped growing should be reevaluated to determine if they should continue growth hormone.
How is Humatrope 18IU 6MG supplied?
Humatrope is available in 6 mg, 12 mg, and 24 mg cartridges for use in a HumatroPen injection device. Humatrope is also available in vials for use with a syringe and needle. (somatropin for injection) is used to treat
What are the possible side effects of Humatrope Lilly 18IU?
Common side effects reported in adults and children taking Humatrope include injection site reactions, allergic reactions to the diluent, and hypothyroidism. Additional common side effects in adults include swelling, joint pain, muscle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, unusual skin sensations, and high blood sugar.
How should I store Humatrope?
It 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