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User Reviews for Humatrope

Humatrope has an average rating of 8.3 out of 10 from a total of 7 ratings on Drugs.com. 71% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 0% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Adult Human Growth Hormone Deficiency  
6.0
3 reviews 14 medications
Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency  
10.0
2 reviews 15 medications
Short Stature for Age  
10.0
1 reviews 13 medications
Turner Syndrome  
10.0
1 reviews 13 medications
Summary of Humatrope reviews 8.3 7 reviews

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Ryan1974XX · August 30, 2010

For Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency "Humatrope first started being used in 1987 I have read. I started taking daily shots in 1988. At the time I was 14 years old, 5'4", 170lbs, and had ZERO growth hormone in my body. As it stood without treatment it appeared that I would never hit puberty. I began taking daily shots every day for two years. During that time I only missed two days. I grew from 5'4" to 6' by 16 years of age and weighed the same weight that I had before I began the shots. My body developed normally and I noticed no side effects. Even after I stopped taking the shots I still continued to grow an additional inch. My farther is 5'10", my older brother is 5'11" and I am 6'1". It worked PERFECTLY for me."

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years · July 25, 2012

For Short Stature for Age "My son was about 7 when he started taking Humatrope. He was extremely small for his age and was not even on the growth curve. Although he had maintained his own small growth curve. When that curve started to invert, we put him on this. He gets a shot every night. He is now 9 years old and growing at twice the velocity that he had been growing at. He is still small, but he does not stand out so drastically among his peers. We have been very happy with the results and plan to continue the medication."

10 / 10
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ECL · Taken for 2 to 5 years · July 10, 2013

For Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency "My son began taking Humatrope at the age of 5 and in almost 3 years he has grown just over 10 inches and gained around 10 lbs. When he began he was not on the growth chart at all and was not moving up as he should. After testing found him to be growth hormone deficent he began the daily shots and now is in the 25% on the growth chart! He will continue to take Humatrope until he is finished growing so we still have years of shots ahead of us but for us AND HIM they are proving to be worth it."

10 / 10
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Feeling Better · September 20, 2009

For Adult Human Growth Hormone Deficiency "This works quite well for me. I don't know if anyone else uses it or had adult onset growth hormone deficiency and also developed this condition from Gulf War Syndrome. When I started taking the Humatrope, my bone density went from a -4 to a -2.3 and hopefully is still going up. My focus and concentration improved and my irritability and my energy level went way up! I have been using it for about 5 years now and didn't know I had it until my urologist started listing reasons for severe osteoporosis and it turns out that I had adult onset growth hormone deficiency. Good luck to all. Hopefully Stem Cell technology can be used to help cure/fix us!"

8 / 10
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Broke · Taken for 1 to 2 years · January 3, 2020

For Adult Human Growth Hormone Deficiency "This medicine works great. My problem is the price! I qualified for the humatrope card that helps with the 28day cost. I have insurance and the cost is VERY HIGH! My part after insurance is almost $200 every 28 days. I am allowed $2400 for 24 months. I ran out of that benefit amount in October. I had to pay $200 every 28 days for the remainder of 2019. Now that it is January 2020 they said I only have 10 more months of assistance. "

5 / 10
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189481pc · August 20, 2016

For Adult Human Growth Hormone Deficiency "Tingling, itching and numbness of my hands. Sleeplessness leading to insomnia. Higher glucose numbers no matter the diet nearing diabetes."

5 / 10
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Anonymous · May 14, 2009

For Turner Syndrome "My daughter has Turners. She has been on this since she was 2 - she is 4 now. It is working great."

10 / 10
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