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INDICATIONS

GENOTROPIN is a prescription product for the treatment of growth failure in children:

  • Who do not make enough growth hormone on their own. This condition is called growth hormone deficiency (GHD)
  • With a genetic condition called Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Growth hormone is not right for all children with PWS. Check with your doctor
  • Who were born smaller than most other babies born after the same number of weeks of pregnancy. Some of these babies may not show catch-up growth by age 2 years. This condition is called small for gestational age (SGA)
  • With a genetic condition called Turner syndrome (TS)
  • With idiopathic short stature (ISS), which means that they are shorter than 98.8% of other children of the same age and sex; they are growing at a rate that is not likely to allow them to reach normal adult height and their growth plates have not closed. Other causes of short height should be ruled out. ISS has no known cause

GENOTROPIN is a prescription product for the replacement of growth hormone in adults with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) that started either in childhood or as an adult. Your doctor should do tests to be sure you have GHD, as appropriate.

How to Use GENOTROPIN

HOW GENOTROPIN IS USED

Instructions for using GENOTROPIN are available for the devices listed below.

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GENOTROPIN Pen® Instructional Video

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    Step-by-Step Video Guide to Using the GENOTROPIN® Pen (Growth Hormone Delivery Device for Use With Genotropin Lyophilized Powder [somatropin] for injection)
    Spanish
    Vídeo de una guía paso por paso para el uso de la pluma de GENOTROPIN® (Dispositivo de administración de la hormona del crecimiento para el uso con el polvo liofilizado de Genotropin (somatropin [rDNA origin] for injection))
  • Step-by-Step Video Guide to Using the GENOTROPIN® Pen (Growth Hormone Delivery Device for Use With Genotropin Lyophilized Powder [somatropin] for injection)

GENOTROPIN MiniQuick® Instructional Video

  • Step-by-Step Video Guide to Using the GENOTROPIN MiniQuick® (Growth Hormone Delivery Device for Use With Genotropin Lyophilized Powder [somatropin] for Injection)
  • Step-by-Step Video Guide to Using the GENOTROPIN MiniQuick® (Growth Hormone Delivery Device for Use With Genotropin Lyophilized Powder [somatropin] for Injection)

Note that the GENOTROPIN instructions are provided in Adobe® Reader® format (PDF). To view them, you must have the Adobe Reader software on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Reader, download it from the Adobe website.

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GET THE MOST FROM YOUR TREATMENT

Follow these treatment tips for the best results with GENOTROPIN:

  •  Gather everything you need before injecting GENOTROPIN
  •  Inject GENOTROPIN at the same time each day
  •  Rotate injection sites daily
  •  Use your GENOTROPIN calendar and stickers to help keep track of injection sites and times
  •  Avoid missing doses. Missing doses may affect your child's growth*
  •  Have your doctor record and monitor your child's height and weight over time*
  •  Make sure your child has a well-balanced diet and gets enough sleep and exercise*
  •  Discuss with your doctor how long your child should stay on treatment*

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*These tips do not apply to adults.