Who should not take Humatrope?

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You should not use Humatrope (recombinant somatropin) if you have diabetic retinopathy, cancer or if you have Prader-Willi syndrome, as well as sleep apnea, severe lung issues or are overweight. You should not use Humatrope after open heart surgery, stomach surgery, trauma or lung failure. You should not take this medication if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients in order to avoid an allergic reaction. If you are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before starting this medication, as the risk to a developing fetus or breastfeeding infant is unknown.

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