What is PFIZER Genotropin?




It is categorized under human growth hormone. It is used to treat growth failure which can be caused due to a variety of factors which include diseases or deficiencies such as Turner’s syndrome, growth hormone deficiency etc…

One of its applications is also to cure excess weight loss caused by diseases like AIDS in Adults. 


What does it consist of ?


It comprises somatropin which is a metabolic hormone which plays a very important role in the metabolism of lipids, protein and carbohydrates thus plays a very important role in growth of bones and muscles. It works by activating the metabolic processes within the cells.

What are the side effects it may cause?

Following are the adverse effects it may cause:-

  • Arthralgia (pain in joints)
  • Myalgia ( pain in muscles)
  • Edema of ankles
  • Pain at the site of injection
  • Rashes and itching
  • Migraine
  • Raised itchy bumps on skin

However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if these side effects persist or worsen.

Not advisable for following individuals: PFIZER GENOTROPIN 36IU

  • Pregnant women or those who are trying to be.
  • Women who are breastfeeding or are in their lactation period
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol along with this treatment
  • Patients who are hypersensitive or allergic towards it.

Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and all the medications you take to rule out any side effects.

Uses and applications: PFIZER GENOTROPIN 36IU

  • Growth failure 
  • short bowel syndrome
  • Prevention of excess loss of weight in individuals with disease like aids.

Drug Interactions: PFIZER GENOTROPIN 36IU

Drug-Drug Interactions: Genotropin 36 IU Injection may interact with Cytochrome P450-Metabolized medicines, glucocorticoid replacement medicines (e.g. hydrocortisone), hypoglycemic agents (e.g. insulin), hormonal medications (e.g. estrogen). Inform your doctor if you are taking thyroid hormones, corticosteroids, anticonvulsants, and immunosuppressants (ciclosporin).

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid consumption of alcohol.

Special Advise

If this medication is injected at the same site again and again that too for a longer period of time it may cause atrophy of tissues that is cell death. Thus in order to avoid it you must keep on changing sites.

If you are due to undergo any major operation, inform the doctor that you are taking Genotropin 12 mg Injection.

Directions for Use

This medication is administered or injected subcutaneously under the supervision of a practitioner or as guided by the doctor for use on your own. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. The dosage regimen will be based on the age and weight of the patient.


Store it at a temperature below 30°C.

Do not refrigerate it

Keep it away from direct sunlight and heat.

Keep it away from children and pets.