5 x 10 IU Magnustropin (Somatropin)
5 x 1.5ml Bacteriostatic water
If you have Prader-Willi syndrome, call your doctor promptly if you develop signs of lung or breathing problems such as shortness of breath, coughing, or new or increased snoring. Rare cases of serious breathing problems have occurred in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome who use Magnustropin.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate; increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odour, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, and weight loss; sudden and severe pain behind your eyes, vision changes; swelling in your head, face, hands, or feet; or
numbness or tingling in your wrist, hand, or fingers.
Less serious side effects may include: headache, feeling tired; redness, soreness, swelling, rash, itching, pain, or bruising where the medicine was injected; pain in your arms or legs, joint stiffness or pain; muscle pain; or cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
Before using Magnustropin, tell your doctor if you use insulin or take oral (by mouth) medicine to treat diabetes. Magnustropin may affect blood sugar levels and you may need to adjust your dose of the diabetes medication. Do not change the dose of your diabetes medication without your doctor’s advice.
Tell your doctor if you use any type of steroid medicine such as cortisone, dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, prednisone, and others. Steroids can make Magnustropin less effective and your doses may need to be adjusted. Do not stop using a steroid suddenly. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), seizure medication, birth control pills, anabolic steroids, or hormone replacement medications for men or women.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Magnustropin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your dose and brand of Magnustropin, and how often you give it will depend on what you are being treated for. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Magnustropin is injected into a muscle or under the skin. You may be shown how to use injections at home. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes.
Use a different place on your body each time you give the injection. Your care provider will show you the best places on your body to inject the medication. Do not inject into the same place two times in a row. Do not inject this medicine into skin or muscle that is red, sore, infected, or injured.
Do not shake the medication bottle or you may ruin the medicine. When mixing Magnustropin with a diluent (liquid), use a gentle swirling motion. Do not use the medication if it has changed colours or has particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.
Use a disposable needle only once. Throw away used needles in a puncture-proof container (ask your pharmacist where you can get one and how to dispose of it). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition and not causing harm, your blood and growth progress will need to be tested often. Your eyes may also need to be checked. Visit your doctor regularly.
If you are being treated for short bowel syndrome, follow the diet plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counsellor to help control your condition. Magnustropin is not a cure for short bowel syndrome.
If you use a form of Magnustropin that comes in a cartridge for use with an injection pen, use only the pen injection system provided with the Magnustropin brand you use.
How you store this medicine will depend on what brand you are using and what diluent you are mixing Magnustropin with. After mixing Magnustropin, you may need to use it right away or you may be able to store it for later use. Read and carefully follow the instructions provided with your medicine about proper storage of Magnustropin before and after it has been mixed. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about proper storage of your medication.
Throw away any Magnustropin left over after the expiration date on the label has passed.
Magnustropin is a form of human growth hormone. Human growth hormone is important in the body for the growth of bones and muscles.
Magnustropin is used to treat growth failure in children and adults who lack natural growth hormone, and in those with chronic kidney failure, Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, short stature at birth with no catch-up growth, and other causes. Magnustropin is also used to prevent severe weight loss in people with AIDS, or to treat short bowel syndrome.
Magnustropin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Before you receive Magnustropin, tell your doctor about all your past and present medical conditions, especially allergies, trauma, surgery, diabetes, cancer, breathing problems, liver or kidney disease, scoliosis, high blood pressure, pancreas disorder, underactive thyroid, or a brain tumour.
Also tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially steroids or diabetes medications. Your dosages of these medicines may need to be changed when you start using Magnustropin. Do not stop using a steroid suddenly or change any of your medication doses without your doctor’s advice.
If you have Prader-Willi syndrome and are using Magnustropin, call your doctor promptly if you develop signs of lung or breathing problems such as shortness of breath, coughing, or new or increased snoring.
Call your doctor at once if you have sudden and severe pain in your upper stomach with nausea and vomiting, fast heartbeat, increased thirst or urination, weight loss, or vision changes and sudden, severe pain behind your eyes.
Before you receive Magnustropin, tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a growth hormone medicine, or to drug preservatives such as benzyl alcohol, meta-cresol or glycerine.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to Magnustropin, or if you have: diabetic retinopathy (a serious eye condition caused by diabetes); cancer; or Prader-Willi syndrome and are also overweight or have sleep apnoea or severe respiratory (lung) problems.
You should also not use Magnustropin if you have a serious medical condition after having: open heart surgery or stomach surgery;
trauma or other medical emergency; or breathing problems (such as lung failure).
To make sure you can safely take Magnustropin, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions: liver disease;
kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis); diabetes; a pituitary gland disorder; scoliosis; high blood pressure (hypertension);
a pancreas disorder (especially in children); a history of cancer; carpal tunnel syndrome; underactive thyroid; or
a brain tumour or lesion.
FDA pregnancy category B. Some brands of Magnustropin are not expected to harm an unborn baby, including Genotropin, Omnitrope, Saizen, Serostim, and Zorbtive.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether certain other brands of Magnustropin will harm an unborn baby, including Humatrope, Norditropin, Nutropin, and Tev-tropin. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether Magnustropin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use Magnustropin without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.