norditropin-flexpro

This medicine is a growth hormone used to treat certain children or adults whose bodies do not produce enough growth hormone. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

This medicine is a growth hormone used to treat certain children or adults whose bodies do not produce enough growth hormone. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
CAUTIONS: DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product. Tell your doctor before you use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to benzyl alcohol or phenol. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE or use this medicine for longer than directed by your doctor. Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor your progress or to check for side effects. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are using this medicine. SEVERE AND SOMETIMES FATAL LUNG AND BREATHING PROBLEMS have occurred with use of this medicine in certain children with Prader-Willi syndrome. These children were usually either very overweight or had severe breathing problems (such as airway blockage, sleep apnea, lung or airway infection). The risk may be greater in males. Children with Prader-Willi syndrome should have certain breathing tests before they start this medicine. They should be monitored for signs of lung or airway infection. They should also have effective weight control. CONTACT THE DOCTOR AT ONCE if the patient develops irregular breathing during sleep, new or increased snoring, or symptoms of lung or airway infection (such as fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort). PANCREAS INFLAMMATION (pancreatitis) has been reported rarely in patients who take this medicine. The risk may be greater in children, especially in girls who have Turner syndrome. Contact your doctor right away if you develop stomach or back pain. Rarely, children using this medicine have experienced a slipped growth plate in the hip. CONTACT THE DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY if the patient develops hip or knee pain or a limp. RARELY, INCREASED BLOOD PRESSURE IN THE HEAD has been reported in patients using somatropin. The risk may be greater in patients with Turner syndrome or Prader-Willi syndrome. Symptoms usually occurred within the first 8 weeks after the start of treatment. The symptoms have gone away after the dose was lowered or treatment was stopped. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. Contact your doctor right away if you develop symptoms such as vision changes or severe headache, nausea, or vomiting. THIS MEDICINE MAY RAISE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR. High blood sugar may make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. It can also make you flush, breathe faster, or have a fruit-like breath odor. If these symptoms occur, tell your doctor right away. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. CAUTION IS ADVISED WHEN USING THIS MEDICINE IN THE ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the medicine. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. IF YOU HAVE DIABETES, check blood sugar levels closely and ask your doctor before adjusting your diabetes medicine or changing your diet.
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