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Somatropin is a human growth hormone that stimulates growth and cell reproduction in both humans and other animals. It is a drug used to treat growth hormone deficiencies. Growth hormones have many effects on the human body. It strengthens the bones, builds up muscle mass, and stimulates the immune system. It is most commonly associated with increasing heights in children, and teenagers. Growth hormones play a crucial role in a persons psychological well-being. It can be easily obtained from pharmacies, given that you have a prescription from a doctor.
HistoryChoh Hao Li was the biochemist responsible for the synthesis of growth hormones, which did not cause harm to the human immune system. The first medical use of growth hormones on humans was seen in 1981, by Genentech.
Admission of SomatropinSomatropin is usually administered to the patient using injections. There are many FDA approved brands that supply Somatropin. Some of the most common brand names are: Genotropin, Norditropin, Saizen, and Humatrope. Injections can be used at home, however self-injection is not recommended. The syringe used must be immediately disposed off after use.

UsesGrowth hormones like Somatropin are prescribed by the doctors only in a few circumstances. As the side-effects are frequent and severe. Use of growth hormones increases a patients bone density, improves their height, and reduces their fat levels. Higher doses are required for significant acceleration of growth. It can also be used in treating chronic kidney failure, Turner syndrome, and Prader willi syndrome. It can also be used to maintain mass for people who have AIDS.

There have been many controversies regarding the growth hormone, due to off-label uses. Many organisations claim that growth hormones can be used as an anti-ageing drug. It was also used in many sport event by the participants to improve their performance. a mandatory urine test has been enforced to prevent its use. In 1990 the US Congress deemed the off-label use of growth hormones illegal.

PrecautionsSomatropin must not be used if you have certain medical conditions such as: 1) Cancer 2)Diabetes induced eye problems 3)Scoliosis 4)Brain tumor 5)Lung failure 6)Surgery such as open heart surgery 7) High blood pressure or8) Pancreatic disorder

Note: If you have any of the above mentioned conditions, inform your doctor immediately

Side-effectsUse of Somatropin will cause side-effects. Some of the common side-effects are: 1)Headache 2)Fatigue 3)Pain in your limbs 4)Stiffness of joints 5)Rash 6)Common cold These side-effects are not a cause of panic.

Some of the more severe side-effects include:1)Severe stomach aches2)Nausea or vomitting3)Hunger pangs or increased thirst4)Increased heart-rate5)Swelling in your head, or your limbs6)Drowsiness, blurred vision, lack of sleep.7)Blood in urine, Diarrhea, or Constipation8)Loss of appetite9)Lightheadedness

Note:If you have any one of the severe symptoms, then contact your doctor immediately.

DoseUse of Somatropin must be according to the doctor’s prescription. No increase or decrease in you intake is advised. If you miss a dose use it as soon as you remember. If you miss 3 or more doses contact your doctor. Overdose is quite harmful and will result in any of these severe symptoms: Drowsiness, hunger pangs, weakness, dizziness, nausea etc.

Growth hormones such as Somatropin have many alternate applications. The most important application is in growth hormone deficiency.