If you are:
Only When Necessary: SOME SOMATROPIN PRODUCTS FDA CATEGORY B
Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Endocrine-Somatropin decreases sensitivity to insulin and may result in hyperglycemia in susceptible elderly, particularly with risk factors for diabetes mellitus. General-Associated with edema, arthralgia, carpal tunnel syndrome and gynecomastia. Lower starting doses are generally recommended in the elderly due to increased susceptibility to adverse effects.
Giving Nutropin AQ Cartridge to a child under 12:
management or monitoring precaution: Monitor for: pancreatitis, scoliosis progression, slipped femoral epiphysis, fluid retention, glucose intolerance, tumor progression/recurrence [if applicable]. Contraindicated in Prader-Willi obese patients with upper airway obstruction, or sleep apnea or respiratory impairment, and with closed epiphysis.