Somatropin treats patients with growth hormone (GH) deficiency. Can treat both adults and children.

Somatropin Overview


Somatropin is a prescription medication used to treat of patients with growth hormone (GH) deficiency.

Somatropin belongs to a group of drugs called hormone preparations. These help to provide the necesary levels of growth hormone.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given subcutaneously (under the skin) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of somatropin include injection site reactions, hypersensitivity reaction, and hypothyroidism. 

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Uses of Somatropin

Somatropin is a prescription medication used for:


  • Pediatric Patients: Treatment of children with short stature or growth failure associated with growth hormone (GH) deficiency, Turner syndrome, idiopathic short stature, SHOX deficiency, and failure to catch up in height after small for gestational age birth.
  • Adult Patients: Treatment of adults with either childhood-onset or adult-onset GH deficiency.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Somatropin Brand Names

Somatropin may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Somatropin Drug Class

Somatropin is part of the drug class: