Which medications in the drug class rhGHs are used in the treatment of Hyposomatotropism (Growth Hormone Deficiency)?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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rhGHs

These agents are used to treat GHD, chronic renal failure, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, AIDS-wasting syndrome, small size for gestational age with failure to catch up, idiopathic short stature, and short gut syndrome.

Somatropin (Saizen, Genotropin, Humatrope, Norditropin, Tev-Tropin, Nutropin, Valtropin for EMEA-regulated markets)

Polypeptide hormone of recombinant DNA origin. Has 191 amino acid residues, and molecular weight of approximately 22,125 Da. Synthesized in strain of Escherichia coli modified by adding the human GH gene.


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