What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering ZOMACTON to Children or the Elderly?

If you are pregnant

  • Not Recommended:
  • If you are nursing

  • If you are 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.
  • Pediatric use

  • Severe Precaution: Monitor for: pancreatitis, scoliosis progression, slipped femoral epiphysis, fluid retention, glucose intolerance, tumor progression/recurrence [if applicable]. Contraindicated if epiphyses are closed. Do not use in Prader-Willi patients who are severely obese, have upper airway obstruction, sleep apnea or severe respiratory impairment; use contraindicated due to risk of sudden death.
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