Hi my son is 4'11 and he is 14 years old. He has not hit puberty. We just found out that he has growth hormone deficiency. He is supposed to start Humatrope Saturday. I want to know if it will cause him problems as an adult like having kids of his own on day etc. we would also like to low how soon would he start to grow he is taking 1.7 mg per day?
I don't have a lot of answers for you. We are only a few months ahead of you on this journey. My daughter was 4'4 and 12 years old when she was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency a few months ago. She started on humatrope 7 weeks ago. She is taking 1.2 mg a day (she only weighs 60 pounds and dosing is weight based) and has seen her shoe size grow two full sizes, along with almost an inch in height so far. We were told to not expect any growth for 3-6 months but she wanted to start a growth chart when she started treatment and we have taken measurements every few weeks. I would be interested to see how your son progresses as well. My daughter has not had any significant side effects, though she does occasionally get stomachaches that I imagine could be related to treatment.
I am very curious to find out how your son is doing, Rheanna4 and your daughter, elcallaway. My son started Humatrope almost 2 months ago at 14 years old and 4'9" and approx 92lbs. He injects 1.9mg 6 nights per week. We measured this morning and couldn't believe it: he's grown about 3/4"! His foot has grown as well-- I just ordered a new pair of soccer cleats for him. He used to wear a pair of cleats for a full year and the ones he has recently outgrown are only 3 months old! We are thrilled to see him grow and gain confidence. I would love to know how other children have responded to Humatrope. Thank you!
- Humatrope Information for Consumers
- Humatrope Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Humatrope (detailed)
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