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Nutropin (somatropin-rDNA origin)

The following drug information is obtained from various newswires, published medical journal articles, and medical conference presentations.


Approval Status:

Approved January 1996

Specific Treatments:

liquid growth hormone

Therapeutic Areas

General Information

Nutropin AQ is the liquid version of Nutropin R, which Genentech currently markets. It is a hormone that helps children grow and is used in children who do not make enough of their own growth hormone or who have kidney disease.

Side Effects

  • Skin rash, itching, or hives
  • Hip or knee pain, limping
  • Muscle pain
  • Pain where the shot is given
  • Headache
  • Weakness

Additional Information

You should not get this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to somatropin or if you have cancer or a growing tumor.