Active ingredients: somatropin
What it is used for
SAIZEN is indicated for:,1. Treatment of growth failure in children due to human growth hormone deficiency.,2. Treatment of growth failure in girls with gonadal dysgenesis (Turner syndrome), confirmed by chromosomal analysis.,3. Replacement therapy in adults with pronounced growth hormone deficiency as diagnosed in 2 different dynamic tests for growth hormone deficiency and defind by peak GH concentrations of less than 2.5 nanogram/ml. Adults must also fulfill the following criteria: Childhood onset: Patients who were diagnosed as growth hormone deficient during childhood, must be retested and their growth hormone deficiency confirmed before replacement therapy with SAIZEN is started. Adult onset: Patients must have growth hormone deficiency as a result of hypothalamic or pituitary disease and at least one other hormone deficiency diagnosed (except for prolactin) and adequate replacement therapy instituted, before replacement therapy using growth hormone may begin.,4. Treatment of growth disturbance (growth retardation) in pre-pubertal children due to chronic renal insufficiency (CRI).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
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- Discard 4 weeks after opening
- Do not Freeze
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- Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on October 1, 2020. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
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For the active ingredient somatropin
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