What are treatments for growth hormone imbalances?
Synthetic Growth Hormone treatments work by either reducing the levels of growth hormone or by blocking the effects of growth hormone. Examples of medications to treat growth hormone excess include the following:
People with deficiencies requiring growth hormone treatment are prescribed a synthetic (man-made) medication. They work identical to the way the body's naturally occurring growth hormone works. These medications require prescriptions and are given by injection. Examples of medications to treat growth hormone deficiency include the following:
- Genotropin®, Humatrope®, Norditropin®, Omnitrope®, Saizen®, Serostim®, Tev-Tropin®, Nutropin®, and Nutropin AQ® (somatropin)
- Protropin® (somatrem)
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