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During a routine check-up, if a growth-related disorder is suspected, the doctor may refer your child to a pediatric endocrinologist.
A pediatric endocrinologist is a healthcare professional who specializes in treating children with growth and hormone conditions. They will perform a thorough physical examination and a series of tests.1
These may include:1,2
Human growth hormone (HGH) is a protein that is critical for normal growth. It is made in the pituitary gland, which is often called the "master gland" because it makes many hormones that the body needs to function properly.3
The pituitary gland is located in the brain and is the size of a pea. It releases hormones, including growth hormone, into the bloodstream. The hormones then travel to organs and tissues, sending them messages to act in a certain way. The role of growth hormone is to tell the body's tissues, including muscles and bones, to grow.3
When the pituitary gland doesn't make enough human growth hormone—or, in some cases, doesn't make any at all—this condition is called growth-related disorder. Hormone deficiencies may be present at birth or may develop over time. Scientists are still learning more about the causes of growth-related disorders.3
Omnitrope is a prescription medicine that contains human growth hormone used for the treatment of growth failure due to growth hormone deficiency and certain growth hormone conditions.
In children, it works by increasing the amount of growth hormone in your child, helping his or her bones to grow and muscles to develop.4
1. Growth hormone deficiency–children. Medline Plus website. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001176.htm. Accessed October 15, 2020.
2. X-ray exam: bone age study. KidsHealth website. http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/xray-bone-age.html. Accessed October 15, 2020.
3. Rieser PA. Pediatric growth hormone deficiency. Human Growth Foundation website. https://www.hgfound.org/pediatric-growth-hormone-deficiency. Accessed October 15, 2020.
4. Omnitrope [package insert]. Princeton, NJ: Sandoz Inc; 2019.
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Omnitrope is a prescription medicine that contains human growth hormone and is used to treat:
Who should not take Omnitrope®?
Omnitrope should not be used by children or adults that have:
What should patients tell their healthcare provider before taking Omnitrope?
Patients should tell their healthcare provider about all of their medical conditions, including if they:
What are the most common side effects of Omnitrope?
Other possible side effects of Omnitrope are:
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