Advocacy Groups

The following organizations provide information and support services for caregivers and people with growth-related disorders. These organizations are unaffiliated with Sandoz Inc. Sandoz Inc is not responsible for the content of these websites and/or resources referenced therein. These resources are for your reference only.

The MAGIC Foundation®
For information, call 800.362.4423
www.magicfoundation.org

Human Growth Foundation
For information, call 800.451.6434
www.hgfound.org

Pituitary Disorders Education and Support (PDES)
For information, call 734.652.1969
www.pituitarydisorder.net

Pituitary Society
For information, call 310.988.9486
www.pituitarysociety.org

Turner Syndrome Foundation
For information, call 800.594.4585
www.turnersyndromefoundation.org

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
For information, call 800.926.4797
www.pwsausa.org

INDICATIONS

Omnitrope is a recombinant human growth hormone indicated for :

  • Pediatric: Treatment of children with growth failure due to growth hormone deficiency (GHD), Prader-Willi Syndrome, Small for Gestational Age, Turner Syndrome, and Idiopathic Short Stature
  • Adult: Treatment of adults with either adult onset or childhood onset GHD

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Who should not take Omnitrope®?

Omnitrope should not be used in children and adults with any of the following medical conditions because serious side effects, including death, can occur:

  • a critical illness caused by certain types of heart or stomach surgery, serious injury or a sudden and severe breathing problem (respiratory failure)
  • Prader-Willi syndrome who are severely overweight or have a history of breathing problems including sleep apnea
  • cancer or other tumors
  • allergies to growth hormone or any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • certain types of eye problems caused by diabetes

Omnitrope should also not be used in children who have completed growth

What should patients tell their doctor before taking Omnitrope?

Patients should tell their doctor about their medical and family history, treatment use and past and existing medical conditions, such as but not limited to the following:

  • cancer or any tumor
  • diabetes
  • use of prescription and non-prescription medicines, steroids, vitamins, and herbal supplements
  • pregnancy
  • nursing

What are the most common side effects of Omnitrope?

  • local reactions at the injection site (such as pain, numbness, redness and swelling)
  • headaches
  • swelling associated with fluid retention
  • pain in joints and muscle pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tingling and numbness
  • high blood sugar (hyperglycemia/diabetes) and sugar in your urine (glucosuria)
  • unusual skin sensations
  • low levels of thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism)

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