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A 44-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for nutropin (human growth hormone) to work?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
For what purpose?: Hgh, which is what Nutropin (human growth hormone) is, immediately raises igf-1 levels, which is synthesized primarily in the liver. For short statured children, you will see growth in height within a month. For adults legitamely using it, beneifts accrue within months, ie. Increased bone density, thicker skin, etc. I do not know how quickly .It works when taken for athletic or anti-aging purposes. No studies.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for nutropin (human growth hormone) to increase growth?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
2-3 months : A child who is proven to have growth hormone deficiency is expected to gain weight and height 2-3 months from the commencement of gh, usually 1-2 lbs and an inch during such interval.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take nutropin (human growth hormone)?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
For what purpose?: Hgh, which is what Nutropin (human growth hormone) is, immediately raises igf-1 levels, which is synthesized primarily in the liver. For short statured children, you will see growth in height within a month. For adults legitamely using it, beneifts accrue within months, ie. Increased bone density, thicker skin, etc. I don't know how safe when taken for athletic or anti-aging purposes. No studies. Potential side-effects!
A 35-year-old member asked:

What long term side effects does the growth hormone nutropin (human growth hormone) cause?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Monitoring necessary: When properly dosed (following the igf-1 blood test at regular intervals), growth hormone replacement should not have unpleasant side effects. However, if the dose is too high, side effects of growth hormone excess, such as joint pains and edema (swelling) can occur.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What long term side effects does the growth hormone nutropin (human growth hormone) aq have?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 22 years experience
None thus far: Synthetic hgh using recombinant dna technology has been in the market for over 20 years and so far has excellent safety record. There are of course many indication for use of gh, some of this conditions (such as noonam syndrome and turner's) carry an inherit risk of developing certain complications regardless of being on gh or not.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What long term side effects can the growth hormone nutropin (human growth hormone) aq cause?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 43 years experience
Many: If you take hgh (nutropin) after your growth centers have been closed the only things that will grow is cartilage so your ears and nose will get bigger and your facial features will become coarse. Hgh is also a diabetogenic substance, so it can give you diabetes. It also enhances the growth of intestinal polyps and may cause prostate enlargement and malignancy.

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