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.

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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...

I was given human growth hormone therapy from when I was 12-14, why am I a permanent deferral for blood donation?

U might be OK. A web search tells me from '63-'85, 7, 000 us kids received growth hormone from pituitary glands. About 7 died from a very rare disease (creutzfeldt-jakob). This same article tells me since '85 only recombinant drugs protropin/humatrope have been used. If you are 19 ; only treated in the usa, your version of gh should be safe. Check with blood bank director not workers at the donation site. Read more...
Yes. Hgh was made from pooled human donors, so there was a (tiny) risk of transmitting an infectious disease, so red cross and similar blood banks have permanently deferred such patients. Read more...

Would a testosterone blood test be the same as human growth hormone test? Are they the same or two completely different tests?

No. Different. Hgh and testosterone are completely different hormones. They require different reagents for testing and have different reference ranges. Read more...
1) No 2) Different. When screening for hypogonadism, check total testosterone. If it's low normal in symptomatic patient, consider checking free testosterone as sex hormone binding globulin sometimes binds up t. Be sure to check in morning as t is highest at that time (lowest in afternoon/evening). If you want to assess your growth hormone, check igf-1. If you want to prove gh deficiency, you need gh stimulation test. Read more...
Two different tests. Growth homone released by pituitary gland in the brain when you are in deep sleep. Usually measured with an igf-1 test. Testosterone produced in testes, and has 2 peak relase times during am & pm. Usually measure with free and total testosterones levels. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

Will using norditropin (human growth hormone) make a 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...
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...

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...