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Protropin (somatrem) Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with Protropin (somatrem):

Moderate

Growth Hormone (Includes Protropin) ↔ Diabetes

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Diabetes Mellitus

The use of growth hormone has been associated with resistance to insulin. Patients with diabetes mellitus or impaired glucose tolerance should be observed closely during therapy. The dose of antihyperglycemic drugs (insulin or oral/injectable agents) may require adjustment.

References

  1. "Product Information. Protropin (somatrem)." Genentech, South San Francisco, CA.
  2. "Product Information. Nutropin (somatropin)." Genentech, South San Francisco, CA.
Moderate

Growth Hormone (Includes Protropin) ↔ Hypothyroidism

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Hypothyroidism

The use of growth hormone has been associated with the development of hypothyroidism. Patients should be monitored baseline and periodically for adequate thyroid function. Inadequate treatment of hypothyroidism may inhibit the optimal response to growth hormone.

References

  1. "Product Information. Nutropin (somatropin)." Genentech, South San Francisco, CA.
  2. "Product Information. Protropin (somatrem)." Genentech, South San Francisco, CA.

Protropin (somatrem) drug Interactions

There are 302 drug interactions with Protropin (somatrem)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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Further information

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