Which medications in the drug class Human growth hormone are used in the treatment of Turner Syndrome?

Updated: Mar 19, 2021
  • Author: Maala S Daniel, MBBS; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Human growth hormone

These agents are the primary treatment for short stature. They stimulate growth of linear bone, skeletal muscle, and organs.

Somatotropin (Nutropin, Genotropin, Humatrope, Norditropin, Saizen, Tev-Tropin)

Taller adult heights are associated with earlier treatment and with the duration of treatment prior to induced or spontaneous puberty. With treatment, approximately 50% of patients reach an adult height of 150 cm (59") or more, compared with an untreated mean adult height of 142 cm (56").


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