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What is the definition or description of: Humatrope (human growth hormone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Humatrope (human growth hormone) allergy?

Humatrope allergy: Humatrope (human growth hormone) is a medication that has been used to treat growth failure due to lack of natural growth hormone, & with chronic kidney failure, Noonan syndrome & Turner syndrome. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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What happens if humatrope (human growth hormone) gets frozen?

What happens if humatrope (human growth hormone) gets frozen?

Destroys It.: Humatrope (human growth hormone) needs to be refrigerated both before and mixing, when it then is in liquid form. Then it must be used within 28 days. Do not freeze. ...Read more

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Is humatrope (human growth hormone) hard on you?

Is humatrope (human growth hormone) hard on you?

If don't need, yes.: If you are an appropriate candidate for it, such as short stature syndrome, growth hormone deficiency from various causes, then it won't be hard on you. It will improve your short stature, and whatever goes with that, like how others see you, and therefore self-esteem. Oh, i'd the injections are what your thinking about, the needles for subcutaneous are so fine, barely feel it. ...Read more

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What happens to humatrope (human growth hormone) when frozen?

Discard: Gh should never be frozen. It would need to be discarded. Please discuss with your endocrine nurse. ...Read more

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What will happen if humatrope (human growth hormone) is frozen?

It may lose potency: I assume you are talking about Humatrope (human growth hormone) which has been mixed with water. Freezing may cause some of the GH to come out of solution when it is thawed and you may see white dust when you mix it. I don't think injecting it would be harmful but if it is just one vial or cartridge & you have extra, I would probably discard it to be on the safe side since if you use it you won't know how much is left ...Read more

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What will happen if humatrope (human growth hormone) is frozen?

Not reported: Hi. I can tell you from the biochemistry standpoint, probably NOTHING will happen. Defrost it and use it, and it should be fine. Unlike heating (which irreversibly destroys proteins), proteins are generally very tolerant of freezing. But it hasn't been approved (or reported as far as I know). I'm sure it will not hurt you, and the GH should work just fine. ...Read more

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Better life taking humatrope (human growth hormone)?

No.: Life gets better if there is a medical problem which can be repaired or corrected with a medicine that either replaces what is deficient, or a medicine that stimulates the body in such a way that it allows the body to heal itself. The present and potential healing properties within all of us are extraordinary powerful; very often nature needs a nudge. ...Read more

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What's the interaction between HGH and humatrope (human growth hormone)?

HGH: Hgh stands for human growth hormone, not because it comes from humans, but because growth hormone is species specific, meaning human growth hormone will not have effects on for example horses or cows. Humatrope is one of the synthetic forms available of human growth hormone produced by lilly pharmaceutical. ...Read more

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How long it will take to grow on humatrope (human growth hormone) growth hormones?

How long it will take to grow on humatrope (human growth hormone) growth hormones?

Within a year.: Firstly, Humatrope (human growth hormone) (generic, somatropin), or gh (growth hormone) should only be used for truly indicated diagnoses: pediatric pts with short stature and gh deficiency, certain genetic or endocrine diseases, adults with childhood onset gh deficiency or an adult form. It is an injectable and it's use should be monitored by experienced doc. If no increased height within a year, needs reevaluation. ...Read more

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Does taking humatrope (human growth hormone) injections lead to better life quality?

For short stature?: If used for short stature, then it depends on how the person feel about the height that might be gained from the drug. If being less short (results can vary) will make the person feel more positive about him/herself then that's better quality of life for him/her. The drug is not without serious side effects and is expensive, so a serious discussion is needed before starting. ...Read more

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Will I have a better life quality taking humatrope (human growth hormone) injections?

No.: Life gets better if there is a medical problem which can be repaired or corrected with a medicine that either replaces what is deficient, or a medicine that stimulates the body in such a way that it allows the body to heal itself. The present and potential healing properties within all of us are extraordinary powerful; very often nature needs a nudge. ...Read more

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When are you too old to take HGH injections like humatrope (human growth hormone) to gain height?

When epiphyses close: The long bones involved in height have a shaft (diaphysis), flare end (metaphysis), and epiphysis (end cap of bone). When the epiphysis closes, the bone length will no longer respond to heightening growth. But it is not a precise science. Two main bones that affect height are femur and tibia. Each one can close anywhere from age 15 to 22. Soc needs to see x-rays, growth curves and take full hx. ...Read more

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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

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When is it too late to take HGH injections, such as humatrope, (human growth hormone) to grow in height?

When is it too late to take HGH injections, such as humatrope, (human growth hormone) to grow in height?

Fused growth centers: After the growth centers of your long bones fuse, you cannot grow taller. This generally occurs around 16 in girls and 17-18 in boys. ...Read more

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What is the best time to inject humatrope (human growth hormone)?

What is the best time to inject humatrope (human growth hormone)?

No set time..: The time of injection needs to be individualized, and optimal may vary from person to person.
Prior question error. Was asked about side effects, hit recycle button by mistake. Side effects can include, allergic reaction to thengh or other ingredients in the Humatrope (human growth hormone) vial. Hypothyroidism, high blood sugar, particularly in diabetics. Certain disease, must not take it. These r only a few. ...Read more

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Please help! When is the best time to inject humatrope (human growth hormone)?

Please help! When is the best time to inject humatrope (human growth hormone)?

Evening: Evening is best because you are not rushed...If it is for a child some need the numbing medicine before which takes 30 minutes. We do most growing at night so I suggest evening. You can also check with the endocrinologist that prescribed it for you. ...Read more

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How many iu's of humatrope (human growth hormone) should I per weekly. I weigh 170 pounds.?

Wouldn't say: If you obtained this legally through a physician for a defined and recorded medical condition they would have provided you with instructions for use. If you obtained this from an alternate source, it may be fake, stolen or just diverted. In any case these make the provider a criminal and user less so but at risk of prosecution. ...Read more

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What number of iu's of humatrope (human growth hormone) should I take weekly. I weigh 170 pounds.?

Probably 0: Human growth hormone (gh) should only be used for gh deficiency or childhood short stature. Even in children who have been on it don't usually continue in adulthood. Unless you have gh deficiency and are under a doctor's care, you should not take this. If you are taking it to bulk up, consider: growth can also = cancer. Google "acromegaly" (gh excess). ...Read more

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Switching to humatrope (human growth hormone). What the long-term effects and side effects?

Destroys It.: Humatrope (human growth hormone) needs to be refrigerated both before and mixing, when it then is in liquid form. Then it must be used within 28 days. Do not freeze. ...Read more

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Is humatrope (human growth hormone) bad on your heart?

Do you need it?: Hgh is only safe for adult patients who are growth hormone deficient by virtue of an endocrinologist-interpreted stimulation test. This is rare in adults. Increasing growth factors surreptitiously is otherwise known to cause cancer, diabetes, heart disease, acromegaly, etc. Even in patients with known gh deficiency, growth factors are carefully monitored on treatment. ...Read more

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Does humatrope (human growth hormone) have an effect on your heart?

Does humatrope (human growth hormone) have an effect on your heart?

Few if any: I've never actually used the drug but I just read the full prescribing information at : http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/humatrope.Html
it appears that it can cause transient fluid retention thus should be avoided in patients with decompensated (uncontrolled) congestive heart failure. Otherwise, there doesn't seem to be a problem in reference to the heart. ...Read more

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Got some humatrope (human growth hormone) from a hospital 100iu pen ready to use is this safe to use and could it be contaminated I'm 48 years old and wanted to do 2iu a day?

Do not use it!: You say you are 48 yrs old. Your bones have stopped growing. Have you ever seen an old movie of "Dr. Frankenstein" with Boris Karloff in it. Growth hormone has the potential to cause your skeleton to look like that and it's irreversible, not Hollywood special effects. You're playing with fire here. Don't do it. For whatever issues you have speak to your doc. ...Read more

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Pea-sized lump at humatrope (human growth hormone) injection site?

Irritation, allergy: One can have a local reaction that can be a lump; but another possibility is that the body is developing antibodies to the injected growth hormone. This is more serious, and can lead to more serious reactions with each injection. The treating physician needs to evaluate. ...Read more

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Can humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Indirectly, maybe: When prepubertal children are placed on hgh for gh deficiency, their bodies go towards getting back on track with respect to growth. As they catch up and go through puberty underarm hair eventually grows in. Gh will not directly cause sexual maturation. ...Read more

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Dose humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Dose humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

No.: Lack of or very limited amounts of underarm and pubic hair growth often is part of delayed puberty development, or secondary sex characteristics. Treatment of this involves various types of another hormonal group, known as androgens; these will increase underarm (axillary) growth. ...Read more

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Hello docs, does humatrope (human growth hormone) put a lot of pressure on your heart?

Hello docs, does humatrope (human growth hormone) put a lot of pressure on your heart?

Perhaps: Deaths have been reported when it's used after open heart surgery. What did you have in mind? ...Read more

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I have congestive heart failure and currently do humatrope (human growth hormone) injections. I began about 1 1/2 years ago and have felt more fatigue and weakness since.?

I have congestive heart failure and currently do humatrope (human growth hormone) injections. I began about 1 1/2 years ago and have felt more fatigue and weakness since.?

Check thyroid.: Both weakness and fatigue are symptoms, not diseases. Because these symptoms can be caused by many other health problems, the importance of weakness and fatigue can only be determined when other symptoms are evaluated. HGH can cause transient fluid retention thus should be avoided in patients with decompensated congestive heart failure. Otherwise, there doesn't seem to be a problem with the heart. ...Read more

Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Human Growth Hormone (Definition)

Human growth hormone is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans and other animals. It is produced by the pituitary gland (a pea sized structure at the ...Read more


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Humatrope (Definition)

Humatrope is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more