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Somatropin, Mammalian Derived (By injection)

Serostim® and Serostim® LQ promote weight gain and increase physical endurance in people with HIV or AIDS. Nutropin®, Nutropin AQ®, and Saizen® are used in children and adults who do not make enough growth hormone.

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Somatropin injection is a man-made version of human growth hormone. Growth hormone is naturally produced by the pituitary gland and is necessary to stimulate growth in children. Man-made growth hormone may be used in adults or children who have certain conditions that prevent normal growth. These conditions include growth failure caused by growth hormone deficiency (inability to produce enough… Read more
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Nutropin, Nutropin Aq, Saizen, Saizen Click Easy Cartridge, Saizen Saizenprep Cartridge, Serostim, Zorbtive
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Endocrine-Metabolic Agent

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