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what is the average dose of Nutropin AQ a child with growth hormone deficiency takes?

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Could someone with growth hormone deficiency who takes it tell me what their daily dose is and their weight.

thanks.

2 Comments so far

  1. 9Suns

    IF you are planning on giving this to a child, I would consult the child’s physician.

    Precautions for Pediatric Patients

    Slipped capital femoral epiphysis may occur more frequently in patients with endocrine disorders (including GH deficiency and Turner syndrome) or in patients undergoing rapid growth. Any pediatric patient with the onset of a limp or complaints of hip or knee pain during somatropin therapy should be carefully evaluated.

    Children with growth failure secondary to CRI should be examined periodically for evidence of progression of renal osteodystrophy. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis or avascular necrosis of the femoral head may be seen in children with advanced renal osteodystrophy, and it is uncertain whether these problems are affected by somatropin therapy. X?rays of the hip should be obtained prior to initiating somatropin therapy in CRI patients. Physicians and parents should be alert to the development of a limp or complaints of hip or knee pain in CRI patients treated with Nutropin AQ.

    Progression of scoliosis can occur in patients who experience rapid growth. Because somatropin increases growth rate, patients with a history of scoliosis who are treated with somatropin should be monitored for progression of scoliosis. However, somatropin has not been shown to increase the occurence of scoliosis. Skeletal abnormalities including scoliosis are commonly seen in untreated Turner syndrome patients. Scoliosis is also commonly seen in untreated patients with Prader?Willi syndrome. Physicians should be alert to these abnormalities, which may manifest during somatropin therapy.

    Patients with Turner syndrome should be evaluated carefully for otitis media and other ear disorders since these patients have an increased risk of ear and hearing disorders. In a randomized, controlled trial, there was a statistically significant increase, as compared to untreated controls, in otitis media (43% vs. 26%) and ear disorders (18% vs. 5%) in patients receiving somatropin. In addition, patients with Turner syndrome should be monitored closely for cardiovascular disorders (e.g., stroke, aortic aneurysm/dissection, hypertension) as these patients are also at risk for these conditions.

    DOSAGE
    Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD)
    A weekly dosage of up to 0.3 mg/kg of body weight divided into daily subcutaneous injection is recommended. In pubertal patients, a weekly dosage of up to 0.7 mg/kg divided daily may be used.

    Also, for more information of dosage, with specific diagnosis, go to this web site, and click on dosage and administration:
    http://www.nutropin.com/hcp/6_1_3_2_nutropin_aq.jsp#Dosage

  2. Fluffy Cheryl?

    my daughter is 12yr old and takes genotropin. her dosage is 1.4Mg’s per day (via 1 injection) her dosage is based on a height of 4ft 3″.
    at her next appointment if her growth has increased her level of GH may also increase. She’s been taking GH injections since she was 4yr old




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