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 3

  • 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 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Somatropin

Side effect Patients
Headaches 1
Hypothyroidism 1
Pain in leg(s) 1

Why patients stopped taking Somatropin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Somatropin

Duration

Stopped taking Somatropin

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