Your Patient Journey

Here's a brief sequence of events you can expect when starting the growth journey

When embarking on a growth journey, there’s a lot to learn. You will be introduced to many new and unfamiliar experiences along the way. You’ll also have an entire team of professionals who are on your side with OmniSource® : a comprehensive support program to help you with your Omnitrope treatment experience.

In addition, we’ve created a host of materials and resources that you can turn to for guidance.

Your doctor:

  • May perform a series of tests such as measuring the amount of growth hormone in the patient’s body

  • Will make the diagnosis

  • Will submit a Statement of Medical Necessity (SMN) to the OmniSource Patient Support Program


OmniSource will:

  • Have a Patient Support Specialist call within 2 business days after OmniSource has processed your Statement of Medical Necessity

  • Work with the insurance company or specialty pharmacy

  • Send an age-appropriate starter kit backpack and pen device, if prescribed

  • Assign a Nurse Trainer to call and set up an appointment if injection training is requested by the patient

With questions about patient services, please call an
OmniSource Patient Support Specialist: 877.456.6794 (Mon – Fri, 8AM – 8PM ET).


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


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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