What is Omnitrope?
Omnitrope is a type of human hormone that is essential to the growth of muscles and bones. Omnitrope is used to address failure to grow in adults and children with a deficiency of the natural hormone that stimulates growth. This includes those with Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, a shorter stature when they were born with no growth catch-up, as well as other reasons. Omnitrope could be used for other purposes that aren't covered in this guide.
It is not recommended to use Omnitrope when you are suffering from eye issues, cancer, or other causes due to diabetes, are receiving treatment for Prader-Willi syndrome, are overweight, or suffer from severe breathing issues. Do not take Omnitrope when you suffer from an illness that is serious because of lung disease or complications from surgery, injury, or medical injury. Before you begin receiving Omnitrope, inform your physician about all of your past and current medical issues, particularly trauma, allergies, operations, diabetes, breathing issues, cancer, kidney or liver disease, scoliosis, high blood pressure, pancreas disorder, thyroid underactivity, or a brain tumor. Inform your doctor about the other medications you are taking, including diabetes and steroids. The dosages of these medications could need to be altered once you begin taking Omnitrope. Don't stop taking a steroid abruptly or alter the dosage of any medication without consulting your doctor. Consult your physician immediately. If you experience extreme pain that is sudden and intense in your upper stomach, nausea or vomiting, a rapid heartbeat, an increase in thirst or weight loss, urination, or changes in your vision, and then suddenly extreme eye pain,
Before you take this drug
Omnitrope is not a good choice for you. Omnitrope in the event that you are allergic to benzyl or somatropin or have:
- An illness of serious severity caused by lung failure or complications resulting from an injury, surgery, or medical trauma.
- Epiphyses that are closed.
- Active cancer.
- Eye issues due to diabetes (diabetic retinopathy).
- If you're being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome and you're obese or suffer from severe breathing issues (including sleep apnea).
To be sure Omnitrope is suitable for you, inform your doctor if:
- Cancer (especially in the early years of the child's life).
- Breathing issues sleep apnea, breathing problems (breathing stops while sleeping).
- A pituitary gland disorder.
- An abnormal spinal curvature (scoliosis).
- Thyroid that is underactive.
- Injury of head or a brain tumor.
- Childhood brain cancers and treatment with radiation.
It is unclear if Omnitrope can harm the unborn baby if it is used by a woman who is pregnant. Discuss with your doctor if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant while you are in treatment. It is not recommended to breastfeed your baby while you're taking this medicine. Consult your physician about any possible risks. Omnitrope is a benzyl alcohol-based product with an ingredient that may cause serious adverse reactions or even death in very young or premature infants. Don't give the medication to the child without consulting a doctor.
How to take Omnitrope?
Utilize Omnitrope precisely as prescribed by your physician. The dosage you take will depend on the condition you're currently being treated for. Follow all the instructions described on the label. Don't use this medication in smaller or larger quantities or for longer periods than the recommended time. Omnitrope is injectable into muscles or beneath the skin. It is possible to be taught how to inject at home. Do not inject yourself when you don't know how to administer the injection, and safely dispose of any needles and syringes that are no longer in use.
Your doctor will show you the most suitable locations on your body to inject Omnitrope. Make sure to use a different location every time you give an injection. Don't inject Omnitrope into the same area twice in one row. Only prepare your injection when you are prepared to administer it. Do not shake the medication. Avoid using medicine if it has changed color or has particles. Consult your pharmacist about the latest medication. Utilize the disposable needle and syringe only once. Make sure you follow any state or local regulations regarding the disposal of used needles and syringes. Make sure you use a puncture-proof "sharps" disposal container (ask your pharmacist where you can get one and what to do with the container). Keep the container away from animals and children. When you are using Omnitrope, you may require regular blood tests. Your growth will need to be checked frequently. Your eyes might also need to be examined.
If you suffer from Prader-Willi syndrome, the treatment plan you are on may include weight management. Follow your doctor's advice precisely. Get rid of any remaining Omnitrope that remains when the time for expiration on the label has passed.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Utilize the dose you missed when you remember. Avoid your missed dose if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't use any extra medication to make up for the missed dose. Contact your doctor if you do not take your medication for more than 3 days in one day.
What happens if I overdose?
Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222. The overdose may cause tremors, shaking, chills, more frequent headaches, increased hunger, and drowsiness. It can also cause weakness and dizziness. It can also cause a rapid heart rate and nausea. Long-term overdoses may cause excessive growth.
What should be avoided?
Get immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergy reaction, such as hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue. The development of serious breathing issues can be seen in people with Prader-Willi syndrome who take Omnitrope. If you are suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome, consult your doctor immediately if you begin to notice signs of breathing problems, like breathing problems, shortness of breath, or a new or more frequent snoring.
Make sure to contact your doctor at any time if you suffer from:
- Joint pain in the hips or walking with the feeling of limping.
- Ear pain, swelling, drainage, or warmth.
- Numbness or tingling sensations in your hand, wrist, or fingers.
- Extreme swelling or puffiness in your feet or hands.
- Shifts in behavior
- Trouble with vision, headaches that are unusual.
- Modifications in the shape or the size.
- Inflammation or pain in joints.
- Pancreatitis The pain is intense in your upper stomach, spreading into your back and causing nausea and vomiting.
- High blood sugar increases thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, and the odor of fruity breath.
- Increased pressure within the skull (severe headaches, ear ringing, nausea, dizziness, eyesight problems, or pain behind your eyes).
- Symptoms of an adrenal gland issue include extreme weakening, extreme dizziness, weight loss, changes in the color of your skin, and being extremely fatigued or weak.
Common omnitrope adverse effects could include:
- Swelling and rapid weight gain.
- Joint or muscle pains.
- Discomfort, itching, or skin changes in the area where the medication was infused.
This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could be present. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Interaction with other drugs
Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are currently taking as well as the ones you begin or stop taking while you are taking Omnitrope, in particular:
- Birth control pills or hormone therapy.
- Oral diabetes medication, insulin.
- The steroid medicine (prednisone, dexamethasone, and many others).
This list isn't complete. Other medications can interact with somatropin. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, as well as vitamins and herbal products. The interactions of all potential types aren't mentioned in this medication guide.