Somatropin Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Somatropin is also known as: Accretropin, Genotropin, HumatroPen, Humatrope, Norditropin, Norditropin FlexPro, Norditropin Nordiflex, Nutropin, Nutropin AQ, Nutropin Depot, Omnitrope, Saizen, Serostim, Tev-Tropin, Zorbtive

Somatropin Pregnancy Warnings

One study has suggested that human growth hormone does not cross the placenta in the direction from mother to fetus.

Somatropin has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA for the brand name products Humatrope, Norditropin, Nutropin, and Tev-tropin. Somatropin has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA for the brand name products Genotropin, Zorbtive, Saizen, Serostim, and Omnitrop. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Somatropin is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Somatropin Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of somatropin into human milk. The manufacturers recommend that caution be used when administering somatropin to nursing women.

Recombinant human growth hormone has been studied as an agent to increase production of milk in mothers of premature infants. No adverse effects were seen in either the mothers or infants and no changes were noted in milk constituents.

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