What should I know about somatropin before taking it?

What you should know about the somatropin injection is that this medication is not recommended for you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as some forms of somatropin could be harmful to your nursing infant or developing fetus. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, tell your physician before taking this medication.

If you have had thyroid issues, allergies, liver disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, scoliosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, breathing disorders, surgery, pancreatic disorders, or brain cancer this medication may either not be recommended or may influence the dosing amounts and times of your other medications.

Tell your doctor about your medical history as well as any medications, herbal supplements, or dietary choices you are currently making before taking this medication. Also, if you develop breathing problems or sleep apnea while taking this medication, tell your physician immediately. If you are allergic to growth hormones or drug preservatives inform your physician of this fact before starting this medication.

If you have cancer, degenerative eye disease caused by diabetes, Prader-Willi syndrome, or are allergic to somatropin, please do not use this medication. Contact your physician for a complete list of possible complications and negative interactions related to this medication.