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Brand name: Saizen Click.Easy TM

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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Diluent, not applicable

Clear, colourless solution

How to take this medicine: Subcutaneous

Part 2: Injection, powder for

White or almost white lyophilised powder

How to take this medicine: Subcutaneous

Part 3: Drug delivery system

No visual ID

How to take this medicine: Subcutaneous

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 1 vial of powder 8mg with pack
  • 5 vials of powder 8mg with pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • 1 cartridge of diluent - 1.37ml pack
  • 5 cartridges of diluent - 1.37mL pack

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient somatropin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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