Somatrem treats growth hormone deficiency in children. Therapy with somatrem may continue until final height is achieved.
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Uses of Somatrem
Somatrem is used in the treatment of:
- Prader-Willi Syndrome
- Heart Failure
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Somatrem Brand Names
Somatrem may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Somatrem Drug Class
Somatrem is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Somatremdrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Somatrem and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Somatrem falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Somatrem should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Somatrem should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Take somatrem exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Somatrem dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Somatrem is available in the following doses:
- Somatrem 10 Mg Injectable Powder For Injection
- Somatrem 5 Mg Injectable Powder For Injection
Forms of Medication
Somatrem is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution