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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

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What amount is norditropin (human growth hormone) 15 mg. pen?

What amount is norditropin (human growth hormone) 15 mg. pen?

Ha!: Sounds like a joke! What color was Napolean's white horse? Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?
OK, the pen when new has 15 mg of growth hormone in it. The pen can deliver variable sized doses by dialing up the dose. I don't mean to sound trite. Was there something more you're looking for? Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the basics about norditropin (human growth hormone) growth hormone?

Can you tell me the basics about norditropin (human growth hormone) growth hormone?

HGH : Hi. Growth hormone is indicated in growth hormone deficiency in children & adults, and for short stature in children. GH is a protein hormone, so like insulin, it must be injected. In children the growth plates in the long bones are still open, so they will get taller. In GH-deficient adults, they will not get taller, but it still has beneficial effects on skeletal health, muscle mass, psyche, etc ...Read more

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What are the side effects of norditropin (human growth hormone)?

Many and serious.: This has side effects like high blood sugar, muscle pain, joint stiffness, swollen hands and feet, sugar in urine, redness and itching in the area of injetion, and headaches. In addition, there is a high risk of death in obese patients with prader-willi syndrome and critical illness pts.. People might have an allergic reaction to the ingredients in this drug, so they cannot use it. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using norditropin (human growth hormone)?

What are the side effects of using norditropin (human growth hormone)?

Many and serious.: This has side effects like high blood sugar, muscle pain, joint stiffness, swollen hands and feet, sugar in urine, redness and itching in the area of injetion, and headaches. In addition, there is a high risk of death in obese patients with prader-willi syndrome and critical illness pts.. People might have an allergic reaction to the ingredients in this drug, so they cannot use it. ...Read more

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What can be side effects of norditropin (human growth hormone) nordiflex?

What can be side effects of norditropin (human growth hormone) nordiflex?

N. Nordiflex: This is a human growth hormone. Some reported side-effects include allergic reactions, severe stomach pains, increase in blood pressure, drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, cold symptoms, numbness/tingling, wt. Loss, muscle pain, headaches, swelling, & increase thirst/urination. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from norditropin (human growth hormone) nordiflex?

Varies : All growth hormones have basically the same side effect profile. This can include a hip condition called "slipped capito-femoral epiphysis", worsening of scoliosis, increased headaches with some persons having increases in intracranial (brain) pressure that resolves with stopping treatment, mild increases in blood sugar. In general, however growth hormone is safe and well-tolerated. ...Read more

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Could I be experiencing side effects from norditropin (human growth hormone)?

Could I be experiencing side effects from norditropin (human growth hormone)?

It depends on you.: This has side effects like high blood sugar, muscle pain, joint stiffness, swollen hands and feet, sugar in urine, redness and itching in the area of injetion, and headaches. In addition, there is a high risk of death in obese patients with prader-willi syndrome and critical illness pts.. People might have an allergic reaction to the ingredients in this drug, so they cannot use it. ...Read more

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What are the side effects to watch for, with norditropin (human growth hormone) nordiflex?

Many and serious.: This has side effects like high blood sugar, muscle pain, joint stiffness, swollen hands and feet, sugar in urine, redness and itching in the area of injetion, and headaches. In addition, there is a high risk of death in obese patients with prader-willi syndrome and critical illness pts.. People might have an allergic reaction to the ingredients in this drug, so they cannot use it. ...Read more

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Can a person donate blood while on norditropin (human growth hormone)?

Can a person donate blood while on norditropin (human growth hormone)?

Technically yes, but: There is no clear contraindication to donating blood while on this, but it has side effects like high blood sugar, muscle pain, and headaches. People might have an allergic reaction to the ingredients in this drug, so they cannot use it, along with cancers, or critical illness pts.. Blood might get to a recipient with these issues, so you should at least inform the staff when you donate. ...Read more

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Can I donate blood while I am on on norditropin (human growth hormone)?

Can I donate blood while I am on on norditropin (human growth hormone)?

Technically yes, but: There is no clear contraindication to donating blood while on this, but it has side effects like high blood sugar, muscle pain, and headaches. People might have an allergic reaction to the ingredients in this drug, so they cannot use it, along with cancers, or critical illness pts.. Blood might get to a recipient with these issues, so you should at least inform the staff when you donate. ...Read more

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Will using norditropin (human growth hormone) make a teenager grow taller?

Not significantly: Kids with short stature need an evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist to see if they are hormone deficient, late bloomers or just genetically short. There is no firm evidence that supplemental growth hormone will add inches to the final height of a kid with normal levels. It may push him to his genetic max sooner at a cost in excess of 10K/yr. ...Read more

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Will norditropin (human growth hormone) make a short teenager grow taller?

Will norditropin (human growth hormone) make a short teenager grow taller?

Not for them.: This is really for children who have a deficiency in growth hormone, and short stature for noonan's syndrome, turner's syndrome, and no catch-up growth by 2-4 years. It is also for adults with low growth hormone and other hormones, and those with low growth hormone as a child. It is apparently not for teenagers. It might make a short adult grow taller, but may need dose adjustment if grown. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son is taking the growth hormone drug, norditropin, (human growth hormone) and after 3 months is getting ringworm constantly.?

What do you suggest if my son is taking the growth hormone drug, norditropin, (human growth hormone) and after 3 months is getting ringworm constantly.?

Likely unrelated: The side effect profile of growth hormone includes dry skin and rash, but susceptibility to ringworm is not related to use of growth hormone. More likely, he is being exposed to a classmate, or an animal with a ringworm and constantly getting reinfected. Also, has it been diagnosed by his doc as a ringworm? Some forms of eczema look a lot like ringworm! See your doc for definitive answers. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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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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Norditropin (Definition)

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