What is the effective replacement dosage rhGH in the treatment of hyposomatotropism (growth hormone deficiency [GHD])?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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For patients with hyposomatotropism, effective replacement dosages of rhGH are 0.175-0.75 mg/kg/wk, and therapy should be individualized. Dividing the weekly dose into 6 or 7 daily subcutaneous injections is more effective than dividing the total dose into 3 doses administered on alternate days. [66, 67]


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