... Amnitrope is being prescribed. How safe is this drug? If predicted height is 4' 8, is it worth doing it?
My son wasnt small for gestational age but he was very small all his life and had growth hormone deficiency. He was 13 y/o and about 4'7" and not a sign of puberty and he is a very manly full grown 6 footer by age 18. They can predict height but there is the possibility (and a good possibility since they are going to predict on the lower side so you are not disappointed) that she will surpass it. I am certainly glad we did it! You will have to give her an injection every day. Ours was in pen form so you just dial in the dose, stick and depress the button. They sent a nurse out to teach us to give it and how to set up the cartridges and all (which I really didnt need since I am an RN but I figured my son would take her word better than mine-you know how kids are!) He used to give his own but preferred me to give it. It can be pricey too so be sure that your insurance will cover it. My son had few side effects and did quite well and I know he is happier being much taller than his older brother and being more like the other kids his age. It was tough on him being so tiny in High School!
- Omnitrope Information for Consumers
- Omnitrope Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Omnitrope (detailed)
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