Eutropin 4 IU (Somatropin)
What is somatropin?
Eutropin 4 IU injection is a form of human growth hormone important for the growth of bones and muscles. This injection includes people with 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 humans with AIDS, or to treat short bowel syndrome. Somatropin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information about somatropin?
You should not use somatropin if you have cancer, eye problems caused by diabetes, or if you are being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome and you are overweight or have severe breathing problems. You should not use eutropin 4 iu if you have a serious illness due to lung failure or complications from recent surgery, injury, or medical traum
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Eutropin 4 IU?
You should not use eutropin 4 iu medicine if you are allergic to somatropin or benzyl alcohol, or if you have: a serious illness due to lung failure or complications from recent surgery, injury, or medical trauma; cancer; eye problems caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy); or if you are being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome and you are overweight or have severe breathing problems (including sleep apnea).
To make sure Somatropin injection is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: diabetes; a pituitary gland disorder; abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis); underactive thyroid; history of head injury or brain tumor, or a history of childhood brain cancer and radiation treatments.
How should I use somatropin?
Your dose and brand of eutropin 4 iu, and how often you give it will depend on what you are being treated for. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. eutropin 4iu lg is injected into a muscle or under the skin. You may be shown how to use injections at your home. Do not self-inject eutropin 4 iu medicine if you do not understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes.
Side Effects of Eutropin 4 IU
Headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, muscle pain, or weakness may occur. If these symptoms become bothersome, inform your pharmacistpromptly.
Remember that your doctor ha s prescribed eutropin 4 iu medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects of eutropin 4iu injection, including: development of a limp, persistent fatigue, unusual/unexplained weight gain, persistent cold intolerance, persistent slow heartbeat, fast heartbeat, ear pain/itching, hearing problems, joint/hip/knee pain, numbness/tingling, unusual increase in thirst or urination, swelling hands/ankles/feet, change in the appearance