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Generic name: lenape somatropin [LOE-na-peg-SOE-ma-TROE-pin]
Drug class: growth hormones

What is Skytrofa?

Skytrofa, a form of human growth hormone, is used to treat patients 1 year of age and older with growth problems due to inadequate growth hormone secretion. Skytrofa can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Skytrofa

Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include hives, difficulty breathing and facial/throat/lip/tongue/throat swelling. Seek medical attention immediately if these signs arise.

Skytrofa may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Walking with a limp or experiencing pain in the knees and hips
  • Numbness in the wrist, fingers, or hands
  • Severe swelling or puffiness of the hands and feet
  • Changes in behavior
  • Unusual headaches and vision problems
  • Changes in the size or shape of a mole.
  • Joint pain or swelling;
  • Pancreatitis: severe pain spreading from your upper stomach to your back and nausea;
  • High blood sugar: increased thirst, increased urination, and a fruity odor in the breath;
  • Increased pressure in the skull can cause severe headaches, dizziness, and nausea, as well as vision problems or pain behind the eyes.
  • Signs of adrenal gland problems include extreme weakness, dizziness, loss of weight, skin changes, and feeling tired or weak.

Skytrofa side effects may include:

  • Cold symptoms like a stuffy nose and sneezing, sore neck
  • The nosebleed is a small, red or purple spot under the skin.
  • Fever;
  • Cough;
  • Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,
  • Joint pain.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


If you experience severe abdominal pain that spreads to your back, or if your symptoms include increased thirst and increased urination, severe headaches, dizziness, nausea, and vision problems, severe headaches, ringing ears, dizziness in the ears, severe headaches, weight loss, changes in your skin's color, or feeling weak, tired, or very weak, call your doctor immediately.

Before you take this drug

Skytrofa should not be used if:

  • A serious illness caused by lung failure or complications of recent surgery, injury, or medical trauma
  • Closed epiphyses
  • Active cancer
  • Diabetes can cause eye problems (diabetic retinal disease);
  • Prader-Willi syndrome if you have breathing problems or are overweight (including sleep apnea).

Tell your doctor about any of the following:

  • Cancer (especially in childhood);
  • Diabetes;
  • A head injury or brain tumor;
  • Childhood brain tumors and radiotherapy treatment
  • A pituitary disorder;
  • Underactive thyroid
  • Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine.
  • Sleep apnea is a breathing problem (breathing stops while sleeping).

Notify your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or nursing.

How to take Skytrofa?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all directions. Follow the directions on the label. Please read and follow all directions that accompany your medication. If you're not sure how to inject a medicine, ask your pharmacist or doctor. Skytrofa can be injected into the skin every week. You can learn how to use Skytrofa by yourself with the help of a healthcare provider.

Do not repeat the injection in the same area.Prepare an injection only when you're ready to administer it. If the medicine is cloudy or has changed color, call your pharmacist. Never reuse a syringe or needle. Put them in a "sharps container" that is puncture-proof, and dispose of the sharps according to local or state laws. Keep away from children and pets. Even if the needle has been changed, never share an injectable pen, cartridge, or syringe. These devices can spread infections. You may require frequent medical tests. Keep it in the fridge in an outer carton to keep it away from light. Do not freeze.

Skytrofa may be stored at room temperature in the outer container for up to six months. Skytrofa should be placed in the fridge within six months. Skytrofa should not be used more than 6 months after it was removed from the fridge or if the medicine has expired (whichever comes first). If you have questions regarding the proper storage of your medications, ask your pharmacist.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you miss a dose by more than two days, you should skip it. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

An overdose may cause nausea, vomiting, tremors, shaking, cold sweats, and headaches. A long-term overdose may cause excessive growth.

What should be avoided?

If your doctor recommends any restrictions regarding food, beverages or activities for you to do, make sure to abide by their advice.

Interaction with other drug

It is sometimes not safe to take certain medications at the same time. Certain medications may alter the blood levels of other drugs you're taking, increasing side effects or rendering them less effective.

Tell your doctor about your other medications, including:

  • Hormonal replacement therapy or birth control pills
  • Insulin or oral diabetes medication;
  • A steroid is a drug that increases the production of testosterone (prednisone, dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, and others).

This list is incomplete. Skytrofa may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. This list does not include all drug interactions.