What is Somatropin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Saizen Serostim Scitropin A

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Somatropin is a growth hormone that may be used for patients with HIV who have muscle wasting to build body mass.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Growth hormone deficiency 2 1
Hormone replacement 1 0
Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue) 1 0
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Somatropin

Side effect Patients
Headaches 1
Hypothyroidism 1
Pain in legs 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Somatropin

Dosage Patients
0.8 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Somatropin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Somatropin

Duration

Currently taking Somatropin

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Somatropin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Somatropin.