What is somatropin?
Kigtropin 100iu kit is a form of human growth hormone important for the growth of bones and muscles.
Somatropin is used to treat growth failure in children and adults who lack natural growth hormone. This includes people with short stature due to Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, short stature at birth with no catch-up growth, and other causes.
Kigtropin 100iu kit is also used in adults to treat short bowel syndrome, or to prevent severe weight loss related to AIDS.
Somatropin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use somatropin if you have cancer, diabetic retinopathy, or if you are being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome and you are overweight or have severe breathing problems. You should not use somatropin if you have a serious illness due to lung failure or complications from recent surgery, injury, or medical trauma.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use somatropin 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;
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);
breathing problems, sleep apnea;
a pituitary gland disorder;
abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis);
a head injury or brain tumor; or
childhood brain cancer and radiation treatment.
In some cases, somatropin 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.
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