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Humatrope Contraindications: How to determine if you need Humatrope

Contraindications of Humatrope

All medications carry some form of warning about side effects and contraindications, and Humatrope is no different. Although safe to use by the majority of people who are diagnosed with adult growth hormone deficiency, there are times when Humatrope contraindications will require a doctor to find another way to treat this condition. In these types of situations, other medications, diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes may be sought.

Individuals who believe that they are suffering from the effects of growth hormone deficiency symptoms should contact a qualified hormone replacement therapy specialist for the proper testing to determine if treatment with Humatrope is required. The HRT specialist will be able to identify whether or not HGH therapy is safe for the individual, and if it will bring the desired results.

The remainder of this report will cover the possible side effects of treatment with HGH injections, the contraindications of Humatrope, how to determine if you need this type of therapy, and where to go for help for a diagnosis and treatment of adult growth hormone deficiency.

Possible Side Effects of Humatrope HGH

Side effects of Humatrope HGH are broken down into two categories:

  1. The most common side effects
  2. Rare side effects

Before we outline these risk factors, it is important to understand that properly prescribed treatment with HGH following accurate blood testing rarely results in any adverse reactions. Most people who do see any of the common side effects will find that they go away on their own within a few weeks as the body gets used to the increase of growth hormone in the system. Others will have their dosages lowered by the doctor in order to reverse the changes that are taking place.

Possible side effects of Humatrope include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Edema
  • Injection site rashes, pain, or sensitivity
  • Joint and muscle pains
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes

Rare and potentially dangerous risks associated with the use of Humatrope include:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Intracranial hypertension
  • Sudden severe allergic reactions

Once again, with proper doctor supervision, side effects from Humatrope should not occur, or can be immediately reversed by lowering the dosage of HGH injections. This must be done by a doctor, and not by the patient him or herself.

Who Should Not Use Humatrope

There are times when adults should not use Humatrope, even if they have been diagnosed with low growth hormone levels. By following the proper guidelines, Humatrope HGH can be prescribed safely by a hormone replacement specialist.

The following cases are when Humatrope contraindications prohibit use:

  • Cancer: HGH therapy is contraindicated for individuals with active malignancy. Treatment for cancer must be complete, and the preexisting malignancy must be inactive before starting HGH Humatrope treatment.
  • Acute Critical Illness: Humatrope is contraindicated when there are any complications from abdominal surgery, open heart surgery, acute respiratory failure, or trauma.
  • Hypersensitivity: if a patient is allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in Humatrope HGH or the diluent, treatment should not be provided.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: the use of Humatrope is contraindicated in anyone with active proliferative or severe non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

Careful screening should eliminate individuals that fall into the above categories from receiving Humatrope HGH treatment.

How to Determine If You Need Humatrope

There is only one way to determine if you need Humatrope HGH injections – getting tested by a doctor for growth hormone deficiency. This involves a visit to a local lab to have a sample of blood drawn by a technician. This appointment will be scheduled for first thing in the morning as it is important not to eat or drink anything after midnight of the preceding evening. This allows the body to produce its hormones overnight for an accurate reading of GH and other vital levels.

The hormone replacement doctor will check cholesterol, CBC, estrogen, testosterone, IGF-1, and other blood tests to ensure that there are no other health issues or contraindications for Humatrope at the same time as verifying GH deficiency. Growth hormone decline carries many of the same symptoms as other hormonal deficiencies, which is why testosterone and estrogen levels are also checked by the specialist.

If blood analysis shows you to by GH deficient, and you have symptoms of this condition and none of the contraindications listed above, you will receive a prescription for Humatrope HGH and the medication, and all necessary supplies will be delivered to you.

Please contact National HRT with any questions, to schedule your blood test at a local lab, or for a free consultation with a hormone replacement specialist.

Medically reviewed by   Reviewers National HRT Staff - Updated on July 9, 2019

Please note that the information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.


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