Nutropin is a human growth hormone that cannot be obtained without a doctor’s prescription. The generic name of Nutropin is Somatropin and the brand name is Nutropin and Tev-tropin. It is a white, sterile powder used for subcutaneous use. The powder after mixing with a specific solution forms the base of Nutropin injection. NuSpin is an HGH injection device. Human growth hormone is naturally produced in your body by the pituitary glands. It is essential for physical growth in children, cell division and cell growth including bones. So when there is an abnormality in the production of human growth hormone in your body, doctors may prescribe Nutropin. Nutropin therapy is mainly prescribed to children if:
- The body does not produce sufficient amounts of human growth hormone.
- The growth rate is slower than normal.
- Have chronic renal disease.
- Are diagnosed with Turner’s syndrome.
In you are an adult; your doctor might put you on Nutropin therapy if you have the following conditions:
- Cancer treatments
- Tumor formation in pituitary gland
- Injury in the head
Apart from the above-mentioned conditions, it is also used to treat certain conditions in adults and as prescribed by your doctor. Nutropin is not recommended to use if:
- Ingredients present in Nutropin cause allergic reactions in your body.
- Children whose bone growth is complete.
- Children diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome, breathing problems or obesity.
- Are diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy.
- Are currently being treated for cancer.
Nutropin is administered into the skin as an injection. Nutropin AQ NuSpin is an HGH injection device. In children, the prescribed dosage is 0.3 mg/kg of the total body weight. If you are an adult your physician might prescribe you to take 0.006 mg/kg to 0.025 mg/kg of your total body weight. Nutropin therapy is a long term therapy hence your doctor might consider increasing the dosage after a couple of months.
However, the dosage varies from patient to patient depending on their conditions for which they are being treated.
If you an elderly, pregnant woman or a breastfeeding mother you might want to take the suggestion of your physician.
Your doctor might advise you to test your thyroid levels before starting the treatment.
Nutropin must not be frozen. It should be kept under refrigerated conditions between (36-46) degrees Fahrenheit. The contents of the injection should be swirled gently before use not shaken. Injections must be used within 28 days after its initial use. The solution must not be used if it is cloudy.
In case of an overdose, you are advised to contact the doctor immediately. Common symptoms may be a rise or fall in your blood sugar levels, increased heartbeat and sweating, dimness of vision and fainting.
Like any other medicine, Nutropin may or may not have minor side effects. If you are undergoing the Nutropin therapy you may have to face slight symptoms such as:
- Joint pain
- Red and itchy skin
- Swelling of arms and legs
- Allergic reactions
- Stomach cramps etc.