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Name of the generic: somatropin”soe-ma-TROE-pin” soe-ma’troe-pin“soe-ma-TROE”-pin

Names of brands: Genotropin, Humatrope, Norditropin flexpro Pen, Nutropin AQ nuspin 10, Omnitrope, … Display the 9 brands

Drug Class: Growth hormones

What is Zomacton?

Zomacton is a type of Human Growth Hormone vital for the development of muscles and bones.

Zomacton can treat failure to grow for adults and children deficient in a natural hormone for growth. This includes people with small stature due to Turner syndrome, short when they were born, and no follow-up growth, as well as other reasons.Zomacton is also prescribed to older adults for treating symptoms of short bowel syndrome or to stop extreme weight loss caused by HIV.Zomacton is also employed for other purposes not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Zomacton

Contact a medical professional immediately If you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face and tongue.

Serious breathing problems can occur in people with Prader-Willi Syndrome who take Zomacton. If you suffer from Prader-Willi syndrome, contact your physician immediately if you notice symptoms of breathing or lung problems, like breathing problems, shortness of breath, coughing or an increase or new snoring.

Make sure to contact your doctor anytime if you suffer from:

  • Joint pain or hips or hips, 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 and hands;
  • Changes in behavior;
  • Eye problems, unusual headaches;
  • Changes in the shape and dimensions of moles
  • Inflammation or pain within your joint;
  • Pancreatitis--severe discomfort in your stomach that spreads into your lower back, vomiting as well as nausea;
  • High blood sugar--increased thirst, more frequent urinary frequency, dry mouth and fruity breath smell;
  • An increase in pressure within the skull, causing severe headaches, ringing of your ears, nausea, dizziness or vision issues, headaches behind your eyes,
  • Indications of an adrenal gland issue: extreme weakness, severe dizziness, weight loss or changes in skin color, being extremely exhausted or weak.

Common side effects of Zomacton are:

  • Discomfort, itching, or changes to the skin where the medication was injected
  • Swelling and rapid weight gain
  • Muscles or joint discomfort;
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Stomach pain, gas;
  • Headache, back pain,
  • Cold and influenza symptoms: Sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat and ear pain.

This isn't an exhaustive listing of every side effect. Other side effects could be present. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Zomacton should not be used in the event of cancer, diabetic retinopathy or are receiving treatment for Prader-Willi syndrome and you suffer from being overweight or have breathing issues. It is not recommended to use this medication if you are suffering from a severe disease caused by lung problems or the complication of the recent surgery or injury as well as medical injury.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to make use of Zomacton if sensitive to Zomacton or the benzyl alcohol or are suffering from

  • An illness that is serious due to lung failure or complications resulting from an injury, surgery or medical trauma
  • Closed epiphyses that are closed;
  • Active cancer
  • Problems with the eyes resulting from the condition diabetes (diabetic retinopathy)
  • You're being treated for Prader-Willi, and you're obese or suffer from severe breathing issues (including sleep apnea).

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Cancer (especially in the early years of the child years);
  • Diabetes;
  • Breathing issues, sleep apnea, breathing problems (breathing ceases during sleep);
  • A pituitary gland disorder
  • The spine is curvature that is abnormal ( scoliosis);
  • Thyroid that is not active;
  • A head injury or brain tumor, or
  • Childhood brain cancer in children and treatment with radiation.

In certain instances, Zomacton shouldn't be used by children. Certain types of Somatropin contain a chemical that can trigger severe side effects or even deaths in newborns or premature babies. Don't give the medication to your child without seeking medical guidance.Consult your physician if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to take Zomacton?

Your dosage, the type of somatropin, and the often you depend on the illness you're treating. Follow the directions on the label of your prescription and study the medication instructions or sheets. Make sure you use the medication exactly as prescribed.

Zomacton is administered to muscles or beneath the skin. A doctor can show you how to apply the medication yourself correctly.It is not recommended to inject a subcutaneous needle (under the skin) in the exact location twice in succession.Take note of and follow the instructions for use with your medication. Only use Zomacton if you are familiar with the entire procedure for use. Consult your physician or pharmacist for any concerns.

Only prepare your injection once you are ready to administer it. Don't shake the medication. Please don't use it when the medicine appears cloudy, changes color or contains particles. Consult your pharmacist about the new drug.If your medicine comes with a cartridge, syringe or injection pen, you should use only that instrument to administer your medication.You may require regular medical tests.Follow any diet plan your physician or nutritionist developed to manage your illness.

How you store this medication depends on Zomacton's name and your dosage. Ask your pharmacist for any queries regarding the proper storage of your medication.Dispose of any Zomacton leftover after the label's expiration deadline is passed.

Use only a needle and the syringe once and place them into the puncture proof "sharps" container. Ensure you follow local or state laws on how to dispose of the container. Ensure it is kept out of the range of pets and children.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medication as quickly as possible, but do not miss your missed dosage if it's close to the time for the next dose. Do not take two doses in one go.Contact your doctor if you have missed more than three doses in the same row.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact for help at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdoses can trigger tremors or shaking, cold sweats, increased hunger, headaches, drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and nausea. Long-term overdose may cause excessive growth.

Avoid this

If using Zorbtive to treat short bowel syndrome, you should avoid taking fruit juices or soda drinks.

Beware of drinking alcohol if you suffer from short bowel syndrome. Alcohol can cause stomach irritation and can cause your condition to get worse.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor any other medications you take, mainly:

  • Birth control tablets and hormone therapy
  • Insulin or oral diabetes medicine, Or
  • Steroids ( prednisone, dexamethasone, methylprednisolone and many others).

This list is incomplete. Other medications can also affect Zomacton, including medicines that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. They are listed here.