How does somatropin react with other medications or food?

The somatropin injection may cause adverse reactions when combined with certain medications, including cortisol and cortisone. Tell your doctor if you are taking cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), seizure medications, birth control pills or anabolic steroids. In adult women on oral estrogen replacement, a larger dose of somatropin may be required to achieve the defined treatment goal. In patients with diabetes mellitus requiring drug therapy, the dosage of insulin and/or oral agent may require adjustment when somatropin therapy is initiated. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor about all drugs, vitamins, herbal supplements and dietary choices you are currently making, so that your doctor can determine whether the somatropin injection is right for you.

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