Humatrope Lilly 18IU (6mg)
Humatrope Lilly 18IU (6mg) is a form of human growth hormone important for the growth of bones and muscles. Humatrope is used to treat growth failure in children and adults who lack natural growth hormone. This includes people with short stature due to Turner syndrome, short stature at birth with no catch-up growth, and other causes. Humatrope may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Your dose and brand of somatropin, and how often you use it will depend on the condition you are treating. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Humatrope is injected into a muscle or under the skin. A healthcare provider can teach you how to properly use the medication by yourself.
Miss a dose
Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Serious breathing problems may occur in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome who use Humatrope. If you have Prader-Willi syndrome, call your doctor promptly if you develop signs of lung or breathing problems such as shortness of breath, coughing, or new or increased snoring.
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