Humatrope is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) somatropin. On this page you will find out more about Humatrope, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: somatropin
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Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Humatrope (1 x 24 mg cartridge, 1 x 3.15 mL inert diluent syringe), 1 pack
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
HUMATROPE is indicated for the long-term treatment of children who have growth failure due to inadequate secretion of normal endogenous growth hormone.,HUMATROPE is also indicated for the treatment of growth disturbances associated with gonadal dysgenesis (Turner syndrome).,HUMATROPE is also indicated for the treatment of adults with severe growth hormone deficiency defined as patients with known hypothalamic-pituitary pathology and at least one known deficiency of a pituitary hormone not being prolactin. These patients should undergo a single dynamic test in order to diagnose or exclude a growth deficiency. In patients with childhood onset isolated GH deficiency (no evidence of hypothalamic-pituitary disease or cranal irradiation), two dynamic tests should be recommended, except for those having low IGF-I concentrations less than or equal to 2 SDS who may be considered for one test. The cut-off point of the dynamic test should be strict.,HUMATROPE is also indicated for the treatment of growth retardation in prepubertal children with chronic renal insufficiency whose height is on or less than the twenty-fifth percentile and whose growth velocity is on or less than the twenty-fifth percentile for bone age. Chronic renal insufficiency is defined as glomerular filtration rate of less than 30 mL/min/1.73 m2.,HUMATROPE is also indicated for the treatment of growth failure in children born small for gestational age (SGA) who fail to demonstrate catch-up growth by age two to four years (see CLINICAL TRIALS).
Table of characteristics
1 cartridge of powder - 72IU (24mg): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 syringe with diluent 3.15mL: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
|Visual appearance||Clear liquid.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
|Visual appearance||White or almost white powder.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Refrigerate,Do not Freeze|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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