- General Information
- Side Effects
What Is Genotropin?
Genotropin, created by the manufacturing company Pfizer is a bio-identical human growth hormone (HGH), injectable medication that is an exact replica of what the body already produces on its own. It is also called somatropin (rDNA origin) and technically is a large protein molecule composed of a very specific 191 amino acid sequence. The body does not recognize this as a foreign substance when subcutaneously injected and that is why it makes such smooth and gentle, yet very effective change in one’s health condition.
In order to ensure that the medication Genotropin is 1o0 percent pure and authentic, it is created by specialists in a laboratory with a very controlled atmosphere. This human growth hormone is very sensitive to temperature, light and movement and must be treated with care.
Genotropin is a controlled substance and cannot be given to a patient without a prescription. Patients must get the right dosage in order for the safe restoration of lost GH due to aging. Clients must also receive medical supervision from a licensed doctor in order to stay safe and protected against any harm. Medical monitoring is also required by law.
When we prescribe Genotropin, it is only for use with those over 30 who have a bona fide growth hormone deficiency due to growing older. As one ages, the body slows down. This includes the pituitary gland that produces GH. When this gland slows, it does not produce enough growth hormone and this is when problems begin to surface.
When given at the right dosage, Genotropin gently replaces and balances the lost growth hormone that has depleted from the body. When levels are where they should be for a patient’s body chemistry, composition and other factors, the symptoms that were once caused by this aging issue will disappear.
Genotropin is prescribed and intended for self administration via either needles and syringes or convenient and easy to use pens. Pens have lately become the more popular method due to how easy and much less intimidating they make delivering one’s medication.
Whether a person uses the traditional method of reconstituting (or mixing) and preparing the medication from vials and using needles and syringes to deliver them or whether they use pens will be up to them and the doctor. Pens are usually chosen because they do not need mixing of medications, so they give a more accurate dosage, they often contain a needle guard to hide the needle and they are quicker and easy to take with a patient to deliver anywhere.
Here are the three forms of Genotropin pens that can be prescribed by our licensed doctors:
The Genotropin Pen ® is available in 5 mg and 12 mg dosages. It is a multi-dose pen and has a digital display to easily see what dose you should select. You can mix the medication right inside the pen itself and you can dial back dosages so that no medication is wasted. It has an optional needle guard to hide the needle for those who may not want to see it. This pen does not use any cartridges or batteries and it is very easy to learn to operate. The pen even comes with different colored and exciting patterned caps and covers so that patients can customize their devices.
The Genotropin MiniQuick ® is a very easy to use pen as well. It is great for taking with you wherever you go as it is made to be portable. The pen is pre-filled with medication so that patients do not have to mix solutions or dial to dosages. The dosage is already set for their specific prescription. The pens are preservative free, do not need any refrigeration and are disposable too. They will come to the patient as a seven day supply. They can be kept in a temperature of 77° F or less, but only up to three months.
The Genotropin Mixer ® comes in either a 5 mg dosage or a 12 mg dosage. The pen uses cartridges and syringes, but is still easy to use as it automatically will mix the medication in its reusable device. The pen must be refrigerated with its mixer and cartridges.
There are many physical, emotional, mental and sexual benefits to using correctly prescribed and medically supervised Genotropin medication.
Here is a list of those benefits for reference:
- Increased energy
- Increased vigor and vitality
- Increased stamina and endurance
- Increased body strength
- Loss of that extra unwanted body fat
- The gaining of lean muscle mass
- Lowered cholesterol levels
- Lowered triglyceride levels
- Less risk for heart attack
- Less risk for strokes or other heart related issues
- A stronger and healthier heart rate
- A lower risk for developing diabetes
- Stronger skin elasticity
- Less noticeable cellulite
- Less noticeable facial wrinkles and crow’s feet
- Less balding
- Thicker and faster growing hair
- Stronger nails that grow quickly
- Faster healing from injury
- A quicker recovery period from exercise
- A stronger immune system
- Less bodily aches and pains
- Less joint aches and pains
- Less muscle aches and pains
- Stronger bone mineral density
- Bones will be stronger, so they will be less susceptible to fracturing or breaking
- Less risk for developing osteoporosis
- Faster healing of wounds on the body
- Better sleep at night
- Better vision
- Organ growth
- Less depression
- Less sadness
- Less melancholy
- Less anxiety
- Less tension and stress
- Less irritability
- Less mood swings
- Less agitation
- More control over anger outbursts
- Much higher self esteem, self worth and self confidence
- Overall better emotional stability
- Better focus
- Better ability to concentrate
- Less forgetfulness
- Better short term and long term memory
- Less of that foggy feeling or feeling lost and distracted
- More sexual desire
- A stronger sexual libido
- Less vaginal dryness
- Less hot flashes
- Less night sweats
- Erectile dysfunction disappears
- The ability to get and maintain stronger and longer lasting erections
- The ability to experience stronger and longer lasting orgasms
These are the most common benefits from using Genotropin. Patients will vary in how their bodies change and how their spirits are lifted due to replacing those missing growth hormones. Since everyone has different body chemistry and symptoms to being with, they will have varying results. One thing most patients have in common; however, is that they experience the results that they were seeking and they gain back their quality of life.
The possible side effects of using Genotropin are usually very rare when a patient is working with us. We are a reputable clinic that mandates testing, getting a prescription with a treatment plan and getting medical supervision. It is never advised to use a clinic that does not require these factors. The clinic must stay compliant with the US law.
Even when a clinic and a patient do everything correctly concerning their therapy protocol, side effects can still occur. The reasoning will usually be because of an allergic reaction or perhaps a dosage is slightly off. Our doctors can fix the dosage immediately if that is causing any of the following side effects:
Minor Side Effects From Genotropin:
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
- Redness or itching at injection site
- Thinning hair or balding
- A lowered or deeper voice
- Sexual difficulties
- Erectile dysfunction
- Breast swelling or pain (in men)
- Shrinking testicles
- Male patterned balding (in women)
- Painful gums
- Trouble sleeping
- Difficulty remembering
- A feeling of being disconnected from reality
- Serious mood swings
- Anger outburst
- Poor sleep
- Stomach cramping
- Bad breath
- Ulcerations in the mouth
- Fruity smell or taste in the mouth
- Increased hunger or thirst
- Decrease in hunger
- Trouble with concentration and focus
Possible Major Side Effects From Genotropin:
- Chest pain
- Chest pressure
- Difficulty breathing
- Heart palpitations
- Rapid or slowed heart beat
- Swelling of the hands, feet or ankles
- Swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue or throat
- Dark colored urine or stool
- Blood in urine or stool
- Blood clots
Make sure that you attend to any side effect immediately. Do not ignore them. Even minor side effects can get worse or something more serious can happen later on if medication is still taken. Do not take that chance. Either call us or visit your local emergency room if you feel something occurring that is out of the ordinary. Take care of your health properly.
How To Avoid Side Effects from Genotropin:
Following your doctor’s prescription and treatment plan will be the best way to avoid the nasty side effects that can occur from improper use of the human growth hormone Genotropin. Work with a clinic that obeys the US laws governing HGH usage and never buy medications from out of the country or from sellers who are not qualified to work with these kinds of medications. Never buy injections and sacrifice quality because they are cheaper.
Here is a list to follow involving the safe use of Gentotropin that will help you to avoid side effects:
- Never work with out of country clinics or online websites that you do not know. Only work with a known and reputable hormone replacement therapy clinic that comes with recommendations and/or positive client testimonials.
- Only work with doctors who are fully trained, licensed in endocrinology or a closely related medical field, can read test results, are able to correctly diagnose and prescribe medications, who write correct treatment plans and provide consistent medical supervision to patients.
- Clinic advisors should be available, skilled, compassionate, and have close contact with the doctors. This way a full team is formed for the best possible experience for the patient.
- The clinic should require that all patients attend a face to face appointment at a local clinic in their city. During this appointment they will get the proper blood testing and a physical exam. Our advisors will set this appointment up for patients.
- All patients must be required to fill out an online medical history form.
- All medications should be top quality, 100 percent pure and authentic. Patients need to check their medications when they receive them. They should not contain any foreign looking particles or be cloudy or murky.
- Patients need to commit to the process of HRT and change bad lifestyle habits into good ones.
Before Taking Genotropin
There are no physical preparation steps that a person must take before going onto a hormone replacement therapy program. There are; however, steps that need to be taken in order to get a prescription for Genotropin medication. These steps will all begin with a first free consultation phone call to our clinic.
A person must prepare their injection site and their medications before self administration takes place. Clinical advisors will teach patients everything that they need to know for safe Genotropin usage without irritation or other side effects.
Dosage And Administration Of Genotropin
The dosage of Genotropin that a patient will use will be prescribed on an individualized basis by the attending physician. Our doctors spend a great amount of time reading test results to see not only which medication will be best for the patient, but what dosage the patient will need for safe, quick and effective change.
Genotropin is to be administered only subcutaneously through injection. This means that the thin small needle will be inserted just under the skin. Medication will never be injected directly into a vein or into a muscle.
How To Store Genotropin
Pfizer, the manufacturer of Genotropin states that the proper way to store the medication is in the refrigerator at between 36° F to 46° F. Make sure not to freeze it; however. It needs to be protected from light as well. After a medication has been used (reconstituted or mixed) it can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 28 days. After that, it should be discarded.
The Genotropin Miniquick ® pen can stand outside of a refrigerator in room temperature at or below 77° F for up to three months since it contains a preservative. After it is mixed or reconstitution, it must be refrigerated for 24 hours before it is used. Right after usage, it should be discarded.