Genotropin GoQuick Pen 36 IU (12 mg/1 ml)
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- Short description
Genotropin from Pfizer is a recombinant growth hormone. Synthesized using the achievements of genetic engineering. The release of this drug is produced by the world-famous pharmaceutical company Pfizer. Well established among athletes. Athletes use it as an anabolic agent. Helps catalyze lipolysis. It has a complex effect on the protein, carbohydrate and mineral composition of the human body. It leads to stimulation of muscle growth, accelerates fat burning, makes ODA more tolerant to serious physical exertion, and also contributes to the prevention of sports injuries.
Many athletes take Genotropin also because this drug helps to accelerate the rehabilitation of the body after surgery and injuries received during training.
The effect of taking the drug Genotropin
Genotropin Pfizer has proven itself not only in medicine, but also in sports. According to the results of studies, somatropic hormone has a positive effect on the rate of the lipolysis process in subcutaneous fat deposits and visceral tissue, which also contains fats. During the course of taking this medication, the following occurs:
- increase in HDL concentration;
- decrease in LDL levels.
The achievement of the anabolic effect occurs due to the processes of hypertrophy and hyperplasia occurring in the muscles. Because Genotropin is sometimes less expensive than other similar drugs, it is often purchased to achieve the effect of increasing protein synthesis and activating stem cells. The latter, having completed their growth and differentiation, will merge with the existing muscle fibers.
The key effects that can be achieved using this drug are:
- makes the body more beautiful and toned;
- increased endurance and increased peak strength;
- muscle relief grows.
The course of taking Genotropin for athletes
The GH course is suitable for men and women over 20 years of age. This is due to the possibility of asymmetrical bone growth in young people. With its help, more prominent muscles are obtained.
Before ordering Genotropin, you need to understand how much of the drug is needed for the course to achieve the desired result. Experts recommend taking no more than 4000 IU of Genotropin per week, and the course of admission should not exceed 3-6 months.
There are other recommendations that require an individual approach to the choice of dose, because this indicator is influenced by various factors:
- dosage of other drugs taken;
- types of drugs.
For example, if you have completed a steroid cycle, then in this case, the dosage of growth hormone should be higher.
As for the frequency of drug administration, bodybuilders use about 1000-1500 IU every 2 days. It must be remembered that scientists have identified such a pattern - an injection of 1500 IU leads to a jump in plasma testosterone by about 300%, and its level is maintained for up to 6 days. In this regard, it is advisable to inject into the body a little less often - 1 dose every 3-4 days.
In acute overdose, hypoglycemia can be observed, followed by development into hyperglycemia. If the overdose is prolonged, then it will most likely manifest itself as acromegaly or gigantism.
Dosing regimen. Method of administration and doses of Genotropin
The drug should be prescribed in a dose that will be individual for each person. The injection must be performed subcutaneously, each time changing the injection site. This will help prevent lipoatrophy. Although the price of Genotropin is the most acceptable, experts recommend starting with a dose that will be 0.15-0.30 mg / day. The final dosage should be calculated by specialists, because this number will be influenced by age and gender. The maintenance dose almost never exceeds 1.3 mg. Women may need a higher dose of this drug. There is a risk that women who receive hormone replacement therapy will receive insufficient treatment.
Due to the fact that growth hormone is produced worse and worse with age, the dose of the drug is reduced. Due to the side/clinical effects and the concentration of insulin-like growth factor type 1 in the blood, it is possible to more correctly and effectively select the dose taken.
Indications. The use of Genotropin
Many people are wondering how to take Genotropin not only in a sports environment, but also for medical purposes. Indications for use are different for children and adults.
- slow growth due to low hormone production;
- slow growth due to Shereshevsky-Turner syndrome;
- growth problems due to chronic kidney failure;
- if the child has not reached the usual growth rate before 2 years;
- problematic growth in children who have Prader-Willi syndrome.
- congenital or lifelong GH deficiency that meets one of the following criteria:
- the patient notes only a lack of growth hormone or in combination with insufficient production of some other hormones. As a result, there may be a disease of the hypothalamus or pituitary gland;
- children who have had a lack of growth hormone in childhood for congenital or acquired reasons.
Pregnancy and lactation:
In terms of clinical experience in pregnant women, it is very limited. As for experiments on animals, no negative or harmful effects on the fetus have been identified. Given this factor, it is impossible to say with accuracy that Genotropin is worth buying and using without fear. Doctors do not recommend using the drug during pregnancy and lactation.
If the pregnancy proceeds normally, then the pituitary growth hormone slows down its production by the 20th week and is replaced by the placental one by the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy. Thus, replacement therapy with Genotropin in the 3rd trimester is unlikely.
Side effects of Genotropin
Patients suffering from growth hormone deficiency have a lack of fluid, and if you start a Genotropin course, this indicator will quickly recover. With Genotropin, side effects often take on the character of fluid retention in the body. For this reason, various edema, myalgia and paresthesia are observed. Such phenomena in most patients are expressed rather weakly, and their manifestation is observed in the first months of treatment. After discontinuation of the drug, side effects decrease. The frequency of their occurrence directly depends on the dosage of Genotropin and the age of the patient.
Specialists also observe such reactions as itching and rash at the injection site. Soreness and numbness of the area where the drug was injected are not excluded. Cases of a decrease in the concentration of cortisol in the blood are known.
Very rarely, there are cases of leukemia among children suffering from growth hormone deficiency and receiving special therapy with Genotropin. It is worth noting that the incidence of leukemia is similar in children who do not have low levels of growth hormone.
In addition, the following effects may be observed:
- the appearance of benign or malignant tumors;
- metabolic disorders;
- paresthesia benign intracranial hypertension in children and adults;
- arthralgia, myalgia, muscle stiffness.
It is impossible to exclude an allergic reaction, which is manifested by a subcutaneous rash and itching, insomnia and headache, and the development of edema of the optic nerve. There is epiphysiolysis of the femoral head.
Contraindications for use
The drug Genotropin has the most adequate cost, but as for contraindications, they are like any other medical drug. The first is hypersensitivity to all or a specific component that is part of Genotropin. Regardless of the dosage of Genotropin, it is strongly not recommended for people with tumor growths. This includes the uncontrolled growth of benign intracranial tumors. Even if you have to take this drug, complete anticancer therapy before starting the course. It is unacceptable to give injections to people who have a critical condition that has appeared on the background of numerous injuries and / or in case of acute respiratory failure.
With replacement therapy with growth hormone, the appearance of a critical condition is sometimes observed. In this case, it is worth evaluating the continuation of the course according to the risk-benefit criterion. Do not use the drug in case of severe forms of obesity, when the ratio of body weight to height is more than 200%.
Interaction of Genotropin with other drugs
With ACTH deficiency, GCS replacement therapy must be carefully adjusted to avoid a suppressive effect on the growth factor. It is possible that somatropin has an inhibitory effect on the conversion of cortisone to cortisol. It can also help identify previously unknown adrenal insufficiency of central origin. In some cases, it affects the effectiveness of low replacement doses of corticosteroids.
Somatropin leads to an increase in the clearance of those compounds that are metabolized by P4503A4. The significance of this effect has not been studied.
Women who receive oral estrogen may require an increase in the dose of somatropin to get the desired effect.
Patients taking levothyroxine sodium may experience mild hyperthyroidism. Because of this, it is recommended to conduct a study of thyroid function before starting a course of Genotropin and when changing its dosage.
Storage conditions of the drug. Best before date
It is necessary to store Genotropin at a temperature of 2-8 degrees Celsius out of the reach of children. The finished solution is stored in the refrigerator at the same temperature for no more than 4 weeks. It is forbidden to freeze the cartridge and the finished solution. Shelf life - 3 years.
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Genotropin GoQuick Pen 36 IU (12 mg/1 ml)