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Tev-Tropin vs. Genotropin: Which One Is Better?

Written by Author - Authors Medical experts of the National HRT Clinic - December 2, 2016

Genotropin vs Tev-Tropin

It is not always easy to give a straight answer when asked which one is better: Tev-Tropin vs. Genotropin. The first thing we need to do is take a look at who is the end user and what is the purpose of treatment.

You see, both Tev-Tropin and Genotropin are brand names for somatropin, a biologically identical version of somatotropin, the chemical produced by the pituitary gland more commonly known as growth hormone. Both brands of HGH are manufactured here in the US, and they contain the similar recombinant DNA 191 amino acid sequence that the body produces.

When comparing Tev-Tropin vs. Genotropin, the first thing we often notice is the basic prescribing information. Tev-Tropin is most commonly used to treat pediatric growth hormone deficiency and short stature in children. Genotropin, while used for those purposes, is also used to treat adult growth hormone deficiency. That is not to say that Tev-Tropin cannot be used for adults, as many people have found success with this brand of HGH. It is just that there are other brands, such as Genotropin, that are more commonly prescribed for adult use.

Genotropin has proven safe for use by pregnant women when necessary. However, Tev-Tropin is not recommended for use in this case. The cost for Tev-Tropin is less than for Genotropin, but affordable options are still available.

How to Choose between Tev-Tropin and Genotropin

Choosing between Tev-Tropin vs. Genotropin is not something a person should do on his or her own without proper medical guidance. The first thing necessary is a blood test so that the prescribing hormone replacement therapy specialist can ascertain the level of growth hormone deficiency. This provides insight into the dosage required, which will also determine which brands and styles of injectables will meet those needs.

One of the biggest reasons why people turn to Genotropin is selection – Pfizer provides a wide range of products to help meet the needs of the majority of individuals. For example, if you travel frequently, you might like the convenience that the Genotropin MiniQuick offers. This is a single-dose, disposable syringe that comes premeasured and prefilled to the doctor’s prescription. The MiniQuick is available in 10 different dosages: 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, and 2.0 mg pens. These injectables are stable at room temperature for up to 3 weeks, and for those who desire, an optional needle guard that hides the needle from view is available. The Genotropin MiniQuick is also preservative free.

The Genotropin Pens are reusable devices that have replaceable cartridges containing the HGH medication. A needle guard is available for these units, as well. The simplicity of this injection device makes it one of the best-selling choices for adult HGH therapy.

For those looking for a slightly more cost effective method, the Genotropin Mixer is a device that mixes the medication inside a cartridge before using with the same standard insulin syringe and needles that are utilized with lyophilized HGH vials.

As we look further at the Genotropin vs. Tev-Tropin differences, we see that while often less expensive, the variety of options with Tev-Tropin are not as varied. Tev-Tropin comes in either vials of freeze-dried powder ready for reconstitution or in the Tjet, a needle-free handheld device.

Since Tev-Tropin is not as widely used for adults, it does not have the same level of results as can be found with Genotropin or other popular brands of HGH therapy, such as Humatrope, Norditropin, Omnitrope, and Saizen – all routinely prescribed for adult use.

For additional information, or help choosing the right brand of HGH for your needs, please contact the medical professionals at National HRT to speak with a hormone specialist. The consultation is confidential and free of charge.

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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