SAFETY AND SIDE EFFECTS
Safety information to keep in mind before starting GENOTROPIN
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Side effects of GENOTROPIN are different depending on the type of growth disorder it treats
Like any medication, GENOTROPIN may cause side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Deaths have been reported with the use of growth hormone in children with PWS. These children were extremely overweight, and had breathing problems and/or lung infection. All patients with PWS should be examined for these problems. They should also establish healthy weight control.
In studies of GENOTROPIN in children with PWS, side effects included fluid retention, aggressiveness, joint and muscle pain, hair loss, headache, and increased pressure in the brain.
TS patients taking growth hormone therapy may be more likely to get ear infections. This is also called otitis media.
In studies of GENOTROPIN in children with TS, side effects included flu, throat, ear or sinus infection, runny nose, joint pain, and urinary tract infection.