Ngenla FDA Approval History
Last updated by Judith Stewart, BPharm on June 30, 2023.
Ngenla (somatrogon-ghla) is a long-acting human growth hormone analog used for the treatment of pediatric growth hormone deficiency.
- Ngenla is indicated for treatment of pediatric patients aged 3 years and older who have growth failure due to inadequate secretion of endogenous growth hormone.
- Ngenla is a newer, longer-acting treatment for pediatric growth hormone deficiency that provides the option to reduce the frequency of injections from once-daily to once-weekly.
- Pediatric growth hormone deficiency is a rare disease characterized by the inadequate secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland, which may result in growth attenuation, short height in adulthood, and delayed puberty. Pediatric growth hormone deficiency can be caused by genetic mutations or acquired after birth.
- Ngenla works to treat pediatric growth hormone deficiency by replacing the lack of growth hormone in the body.
- Ngenla is administered by subcutaneous injection once weekly, on the same day each week.
- Warnings and precautions associated with Ngenla include severe hypersensitivity reactions, decreased insulin sensitivity, intracranial hypertension, fluid retention, hypoadrenalism, hypothyroidism, development of slipped capital femoral epiphysis, progression of preexisting scoliosis, pancreatitis, and lipoatrophy.
- Common adverse reactions include injection site reactions, nasopharyngitis, headache, pyrexia, anemia, cough, vomiting, hypothyroidism, abdominal pain, rash, and oropharyngeal pain.
Development timeline for Ngenla
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