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Nutropin (somatropin-rDNA origin)

Company: Genentech
Approval Status: Approved January 1996
Treatment for: liquid growth hormone
Areas: Diabetes / Endocrinology
Possible similar drugs: Nutropin

| General Information | Side Effects | Additional Information |

General Information

Nutropin AQ is the liquid version of Nutropin R, which Genentech currently markets. It is a hormone that helps children grow and is used in children who do not make enough of their own growth hormone or who have kidney disease.

Side Effects

  • Skin rash, itching, or hives
  • Hip or knee pain, limping
  • Muscle pain
  • Pain where the shot is given
  • Headache
  • Weakness

Additional Information

You should not get this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to somatropin or if you have cancer or a growing tumor.

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Nutropin Drug Information

The Nutropin drug information shown above is licensed from Thomson CenterWatch. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.

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