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Endocrinologist : Endocrinologists care for adult patients with gh deficiency. A prescription for hgh, based on careful evaluation of a gh deficient patient, is usually submitted to a specialty pharmacy (at least in western pa this is how it's done). In western pa none of the hgh preparations are available through regular pharmacies. ...Read more
Growth hormone: Genotropin (human growth hormone) is growth hormone and is indicated in children with growth hormone deficiency to help them grow. It has much less of a role in adults, but can sometimes be helpful in adults who have had pituitary disease and have very low somatomedin C levels. ...Read more
Children or adults?: Clearly the stigma of "shortness" is ever present. But in children, approval is given when there is a deficiency of growth hormone measured by a provocative test. Adults with growth hormone deficit, secondary to head trauma or pituitary surgery are candidates as well, but the amount given is much less, since their bone growth plates are closed. Diabetic problems are not scene in european registries. ...Read more
Dose range: If you have gh deficiency as an adult there is a dose range your endocrinologist will know. Igf-1 levels, other labs, and clinical history go into titration of gh. ...Read more
How long will my mixed genotropin (human growth hormone) 36iu pen survive at 16 degrees celsius, if avoiding direct light?
Up to 1 month: Check out http://www.News-medical.Net/drugs/genotropin.Aspx (for australia) but same drug. Store your Genotropin (human growth hormone) (mixed or unmixed) in the refrigerator at 2-8°c. It is also possible to store your unmixed Genotropin (human growth hormone) outside the refrigerator, but under 25°c, for one month as long as the expiry date has not passed. It must not be frozen or heated above 25°c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No and illegal: It won't help, no matter what you read in magazines and the internet. It's also very expensive, by injection only, and only available legally by prescription from a physician - who could be sued for malpractice if they prescribe it without first determining that you are growth hormone deficient. The stuff in stores that is supposed to stimulate growth hormone -- doesn't. Another waste of money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get tested!: Hi. What makes you think you need GH or an anabolic steroid? This does't sound legitimate at face value since you request GH OR an anabolic steroid (unrelated compounds targeting different metabolic pathways!). Illegitimate use makes it hard for everyone! Don't expect an honest & caring doctor to prescribe you drugs that can have seriously adverse effects on your health so you look pretty & buff! ...Read more
How many times a week should I take a 1mg/0.25ml genotropin (human growth hormone) (hgh) injection? My growth plates are 95 percent closed and I am a 17 years old boy.
Who prescribed it?: I'm sure that any physician offering free advice to a perfect stranger will answer with me: this is a question for your endocrinologist. He or she prescribes according to a complex algorithm involving your underlying diagnosis, fusion of epiphyses, growth curve, and response to treatment. If you need another opinion--which is understandable--see a qualified specialist, who can review your case. ...Read more
Is it bad to not aspirate when subq injecting? I'm using a genotropin (human growth hormone) goquick pen and there's no way to aspirate, what's the worst that can happen?
Not necessary: In general, the purpose of aspirating is to detect if the needle tip is in a blood vessel. If it is, the needle can be moved slightly to avoid an injection into the bloodstream. If you are using an injection technique of pinching the skin and underlying tissue (shown on Genotropin (human growth hormone) web site), the blood vessels will be compressed while injecting. That should prevent injection into the bloodstream. ...Read more
Hiya doc can I ask how genotropin (human growth hormone) is administrated. As a steroid user I am just starting to use it can you give me some tips to how much and how ofte?
Bad idea: It sounds like you are using androgenic steroids and growth hormone to enhance physical performance. This is a bad idea, dangerous in the long run, and illegal. Mother nature has a way of biting back at you when you abuse your body with unnatural substances. Taking steroids and growth hormone when you don't need it is simply wrong. If you can't see this, you are headed for big trouble later. ...Read more
Is it bad if I took a dose of humatrope (human growth hormone) that was frozen before it was mixed
Maybe inactive: B"sd per label: Vials of Humatrope (human growth hormone) and Diluent for Humatrope (human growth hormone) are stable when refrigerated at 2° to 8°C (36° to 46°F). Avoid freezing Diluent for Humatrope (human growth hormone). Sounds like if only the Humatrope (human growth hormone) frozen probably ok. No danger in any case. Available to discuss GH issues. For this ? best to call Lilly: 1-84Humatrope (human growth hormone) to contact a Patient Service Liaison today ...Read more
Species specific: Hi. Growth hormone is one of the rare hormones with species specificity. Insulin from cows, pigs, and salmon work in humans. Not so with growth hormone. Other species' growth hormones will not bind to and activate the human growth hormone receptor. Human growth hormone is the human gene expressed in bacteria. ...Read more
Low HGH: The origin of adult low HGH may be congenital or acquired. The most common cause of low HGH (representing two-thirds of cases) are pituitary and parasellar tumors, for 15% of cases, the cause is unknown, and about 20% of cases are from extrapituitary tumors, and 5% from infiltrative or inflammatory lesions. Also, as we age, the levels of HGH decrease. ...Read more