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What is a growth-related disorder?

Human growth hormone (HGH) is a protein that is critical for normal growth. It is made in the pituitary gland.

When the pituitary gland doesn’t make enough human growth hormone—or doesn’t make any at all—the condition is called growth-related disorder. Hormone deficiencies may be present at birth or develop over time. Scientists are still learning about the causes of growth-related disorders.1

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Types of growth-related disorders

Various types of growth-related disorders can affect development of a person’s bones and muscles and their ability to grow taller. Growth-related disorders that can be treated include:

Being diagnosed with a growth-related disorder

If your child’s doctor suspects a growth-related disorder, you may be referred to a pediatric endocrinologist who treats children with growth and hormone conditions.

They will perform a thorough physical examination and a series of tests that may include:




X-rays of the left hand and wrist to measure bone development


Physical Exams

Exams to detect an underlying physical problem or disease


Blood Tests

Blood tests to check the levels of certain substances, including growth hormone

In a bright office, a smiling doctor in an apron and with a stethoscope around his neck checks the growth of a teenage boy, putting a measuring cup to his head
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How does Omnitrope
treat growth-related disorders?

Omnitrope is a prescription medicine known as a somatropin. It contains human growth hormone used to treat growth-related disorders in children and adults due to growth hormone deficiency and certain conditions. Omnitrope works by increasing the amount of growth hormone and helping bone growth and muscle development. Depending on your prescription, Omnitrope is usually taken either daily or most days of the week via subcutaneous injection (under the skin).

Your OmniSource® Team will provide the support you need
to get the best possible results from your treatment.

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Questions about Omnitrope?


To learn more about Omnitrope and our comprehensive patient support services, see our FAQ page for frequently asked questions about Omnitrope.


Contact Us

You can also call our OmniSource team at the number below. We can walk you through the process of getting started with Omnitrope.

Available: Monday – Friday, 8AM – 8PM ET

Phone: 877-456-6794