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 Solution, Reconstituted (Recon Soln) 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.