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.
- Humatrope Information for Consumers
- Humatrope Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Humatrope (detailed)
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