General Side Effects
Most side effects of Genotropin injections do not require any medical attention as they go away as the body adapts. You can expect a few side effects during the adjustment period, including:
– Dryness or soreness of the throat
– Stuffy nose
– Body aches or pains
– Voice changes
– Increased sweating
– Passing gas
– Discolored toenails and fingernails
Serious side effects of Genotropin injections
Seek immediate medical attention if any of the following serious side effects occur:
– Fast heartbeat
– Blood in the urine
– Changes in skin color
– Loss of appetite
If an overdose occurs and you experience any of the following, call emergency help.
– Slurred speech
– Shortness of breath
– Frequent urination
– Swelling of the hands and fingers
– Troubled breathing when at rest
– Noisy breathing
– Cold sweats
Genotropin injections should not be used to increase the height of normal children. It should not be used in patients who have diabetes, who are ill because of trauma, respiratory problems or surgery, or those with allergic reactions to Somatropin. Finally, patients with cancer or who have had brain tumors should avoid using Genotropin.
Genotropin must be administered subcutaneously. Rotate the injection site to avoid loss of fatty issue in the injection area. The injection cartridges are color-coded – the green tip is for 5mg injections and the purple tip is for 12mg injections.
Weight-based dosage is commonly used for adults, but are often adjusted based on response to treatment and IGF-1 concentrations. However, methods vary from one person to another, depending on the recommendation of the doctor.
Genotropin treats adults who suffer from adult onset GHD or children with childhood onset GHD. Additionally, it treats children who fail to grow, who are small for their gestational age, as well as those who suffer from Turner Syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome andidiopathic short stature.
It’s now easier to inject Genotropin thanks to the pen device. All you have to do is it easily mix lyophilized powder, and then inject it.