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SOMATROPIN is a man-made growth hormone. Growth hormone helps children grow taller and helps adults and children grow muscle. It is used to treat many conditions of low growth hormone levels, growth failure, and short stature. Compare recombinant human growth hormones.
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7 vials of 6mg
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7 vials of 6mg
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Serostim Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. You will need to have important lab work done while you are taking this medicine.


Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abnormal or decreased touch sensation

bleeding after defecation

bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site

bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet

blood in the urine

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

changes in skin color

cold flu-like symptoms

cold hands and feet



cough or hoarseness

darkened urine

decreased urination


difficult urination


dry mouth

fainting or loss of consciousness

fast heartbeat

fast or irregular breathing

feeling unusually cold

fever or chills

full or bloated feeling

general feeling of discomfort or illness


increase in heart rate

itching or skin rash

joint pain

light-colored stools


loss of appetite

lower back or side pain

muscle aching or cramping

muscle pain or stiffness



pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

pressure in the stomach

rapid, shallow breathing

rapid weight gain

rectal bleeding

runny nose



sore mouth or tongue

sore throat

stomach bloating, burning, cramping, or pain

sudden decrease in the amount of urine


swelling of the abdominal or stomach area

swelling of the eyes or eyelids

swelling or puffiness of the face

swollen joints


tightness in the chest

tingling of the hands or feet

trouble breathing

trouble sleeping

uncomfortable swelling around the anus

unpleasant breath odor

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusual weight gain or loss


vomiting of blood

white patches in the mouth, tongue, or throat

wrinkled skin

yellow eyes or skin

Less common

Bone or skeletal pain

burning, numbness, pain, or tingling in all fingers except smallest finger

chest pain

depressed mood

dry skin and hair

feeling cold

hair loss

hoarseness or husky voice

slowed heartbeat

swelling of the ankles

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose


blurred vision

changes in vision

cold sweats


cool, pale skin

decrease in the amount of urine


excessive sweating

extreme weakness

flushed, dry skin

frequent urination

fruit-like breath odor

increase in hands and feet size

increased hunger

increased thirst

increased urination

increased volume of pale, diluted urine


noisy, rattling breathing

pain in the arms or legs



slurred speech

stop in menstruation

swelling of the fingers or hands

troubled breathing at rest

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Body aches or pain

breast pain

change in the color, amount, or odor of vaginal discharge


discoloration of the fingernails or toenails

dryness or soreness of the throat

excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

frequent urge to defecate

increased sweating

passing gas


straining while passing stool

stuffy nose

tender, swollen glands in neck

trouble with swallowing

voice changes

Less common


feeling sad or empty


lack of appetite

loss of interest or pleasure


trouble concentrating

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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