The cost for this subcutaneous powder for injection 0.2 mg is around $219 for a supply of 7 powder for injection, Genotropin 12mg
it is indicated for the treatment of idiopathic short stature (ISS), also called non-growth hormone-deficient short stature, defined by height standard deviation score (SDS) ≤-2.25, and associated with growth rates unlikely to permit attainment of adult height in the normal range
The dosage and administration schedule should be individualized.
The injection should be given subcutaneously and the site varied to prevent lipoatrophy.
Growth disturbance due to insufficient secretion of growth hormone in children: Generally a dose of 0.025 – 0.035 mg/kg body weight per day or 0.7 – 1.0 mg/m² body surface area per day is recommended. Even higher doses have been used.
Where childhood onset GHD persists into adolescence, treatment should be continued to achieve full somatic development (e.g. body composition, bone mass). For monitoring, the attainment of a normal peak bone mass defined as a T score > – 1 (i.e. standardized to average adult peak bone mass measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry taking into account sex and ethnicity) is one of the therapeutic objectives during the transition period.
Growth disturbance due to Turner syndrome: A dose of 0.045 – 0.050 mg/kg body weight per day or 1.4 mg/m² body surface area per day is recommended.
Growth disturbance in chronic renal insufficiency: A dose of 0.045 – 0.050 mg/kg body weight per day (1.4 mg/m² body surface area per day) is recommended. Higher doses can be needed if growth velocity is too low. A dose correction can be needed after six months of treatment. Buy Genotropin 12mg