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What are the side effects of Humatrope?

The minor side effects of Humatrope (recombinant somatropin) include:

  • headaches
  • swelling of the breasts
  • joint pain
  • swelling in the joints
  • joint stiffness
  • mild nausea
  • stomach pain
  • gas
  • redness, soreness, swelling, rash, itching, pain or bruising at the injection site

You don't need to contact your doctor about these side effects unless they don't go away or interfere with your daily life.

More serious side effects include:

  • sudden and severe pain or tenderness in the upper stomach
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • sweating
  • fever
  • increased heartbeat
  • jaundice
  • increased thirst
  • increased urine output
  • numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • vision changes
  • sudden or severe pain behind the eyes

If you have any of these symptoms or begin having an allergic reaction, get emergency medical treatment immediately.

In addition, if you have Prader-Willi syndrome and have lung or breathing problems, talk to your doctor immediately.

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