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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Anterior pituitary hormone: Growth hormone, GH (somatropin)

Chemical Name

Growt hormon (human), r-DNA derived

Foreign Names

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • An Su Meng
    Anke Biotechnology Group, China
  • Biosoma
    Sicor Biotech, Lithuania
  • Biotropin
    Enila, Brazil; Ivax, Argentina
  • Careltropin
    Daewoong, Vietnam
  • Declage
    LG Life Sciences, South Korea
  • Eutropin
    LG Life Sciences, Georgia; LG Life Sciences, South Korea; LG Life Sciences, Thailand
  • Eutropinaq
    LG Life Sciences, South Korea
  • Genheal
    Great Eastern, Thailand; Pediatrica, Philippines; United Cell Biotech, China
  • GenLei Jintropin
    GeneScience, Hong Kong
  • Genotonorm
    Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, France; Pfizer, Tunisia
  • Genotonorm Kabipen
    Pfizer, Spain
  • Genotonorm Miniquick
    Pfizer, Spain
  • Genotropin
    Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Laboratorio Pfizer de Chile, Chile; Medcor, Netherlands; Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Bulgaria; Pfizer, Brazil; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, China; Pfizer, Czech Republic; Pfizer, Germany; Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Ecuador; Pfizer, Estonia; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, United Kingdom; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Indonesia; Pfizer, Ireland; Pfizer, Israel; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, South Korea; Pfizer, Lithuania; Pfizer, Latvia; Pfizer, Malta; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Romania; Pfizer, Serbia; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Slovakia; Pfizer, Turkey; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Hellas AE, Cyprus; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pfizer Luxembourg, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Pfizer U.S., United States; Pharmacia Upjohn, Lebanon; Phrmcia, Egypt
  • Genotropin GoQuick
    Pfizer Japan, Japan
  • Genotropin Kaipen
    Pfizer Italia, Italy
  • Genotropin MiniQuick
    Pfizer, Sweden
  • Genotropin TC
    Pfizer Japan, Japan
  • Growject
    JCR Pharmaceuticals, Japan
  • Growject BC
    JCR Pharmaceuticals, Japan
  • Growtropin
    Dong-A, South Korea
  • Growtropin-AQ
    Closter, Colombia
  • Hai Zhi Yuan
    Haiji Medicine Biological Engineering, China
  • HHT
    Interpharm, Ecuador; Pentafarma, Chile; Sidus, Argentina
  • Hilac (veterinary use)
    Ceva AH, South Africa
  • Humatrope
    Eli Lilly, Austria; Eli Lilly, Australia; Eli Lilly, Belgium; Eli Lilly, Switzerland; Eli Lilly, Japan; Eli Lilly, Lithuania; Eli Lilly, Malta; Eli Lilly, Mexico; Eli Lilly, Serbia; Eli Lilly and Company, United Kingdom; Eli Lilly and Company, United States; Eli Lilly de Chile, Chile; Eli Lilly Nederland, Hungary; Lilly, Canada; Lilly, China; Lilly, Czech Republic; Lilly, Germany; Lilly, Denmark; Lilly, Spain; Lilly, Finland; Lilly, Iceland; Lilly, Italy; Lilly, Norway; Lilly, Peru; Lilly, Portugal; Lilly, Sweden; Lilly, Slovakia; Lilly, Turkey; Lilly, Taiwan; Lilly, Venezuela; Lilly, South Africa; Lilly Nederland, Netherlands; Lilly-Pharmaserve, Greece
  • Hutrope
    Eli Lilly, Argentina; Eli Lilly de Chile, Chile
  • Jintropin
    Jinsai Pharmaceutical, China
  • Jintropin AQ
    Delta, Colombia
  • Lactatropin (veterinary use)
    Elanco, South Africa
  • Norditropin
    Al Masria, Egypt; Laboratorio Novo Nordisk, Chile; Novo Nordisk, Argentina; Novo Nordisk, Austria; Novo Nordisk, Australia; Novo Nordisk, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Novo Nordisk, Bangladesh; Novo Nordisk, Belgium; Novo Nordisk, Brazil; Novo Nordisk, Switzerland; Novo Nordisk, China; Novo Nordisk, Colombia; Novo Nordisk, Czech Republic; Novo Nordisk, Germany; Novo Nordisk, Denmark; Novo Nordisk, Spain; Novo Nordisk, France; Novo Nordisk, United Kingdom; Novo Nordisk, Greece; Novo Nordisk, Croatia (Hrvatska); Novo Nordisk, Hungary; Novo Nordisk, Ireland; Novo Nordisk, Israel; Novo Nordisk, India; Novo Nordisk, Iceland; Novo Nordisk, Lebanon; Novo Nordisk, Lithuania; Novo Nordisk, Malta; Novo Nordisk, Mexico; Novo Nordisk, Netherlands; Novo Nordisk, Norway; Novo Nordisk, Oman; Novo Nordisk, Philippines; Novo Nordisk, Poland; Novo Nordisk, Portugal; Novo Nordisk, Romania; Novo Nordisk, Serbia; Novo Nordisk, Sweden; Novo Nordisk, Slovakia; Novo Nordisk, Turkey; Novo Nordisk, Taiwan; Novo Nordisk, United States; Novo Nordisk, South Africa
  • Norditropin FlexPro
    Medcor, Netherlands; Novo Nordisk, Japan; Novo Nordisk, Netherlands
  • Norditropin Nordilet
    Novo Nordisk, Malaysia; Novo Nordisk, Russian Federation; Novo Nordisk, Tunisia; Novo Nordisk, Vietnam
  • Norditropin S
    Novo Nordisk, Japan
  • Norditropin SimpleXx
    Novo Nordisk, Bulgaria; Novo Nordisk, Finland; Novo Nordisk, Italy; Novo Nordisk, Netherlands
  • Novell-Eutropin
    Novell Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Nutropin
    Genentech, United States; Ipsen, Georgia; Ipsen, Greece; Ipsen Pharma, Lithuania; Roche, Canada
  • Nutropin Aq
    Ipsen, Australia; Ipsen, Spain; Ipsen, Georgia; Ipsen, Poland; Ipsen Biopharm, United Kingdom
  • Nutropin AQ
    Genentech, United States; Ipsen Pharma, France; Roche, Canada
  • NutropinAq
    Ipsen, Belgium; Ipsen, Denmark; Ipsen, Finland; Ipsen, Hungary; Ipsen, Ireland; Ipsen, Italy; Ipsen, Netherlands; Ipsen, Norway; Ipsen, Slovakia; Ipsen Pharma, Austria; Ipsen Pharma, Czech Republic; Ipsen Pharma, Germany; Ipsen Pharma, Romania
  • Omnitrope
    Hexal, Germany; Novartis, Bangladesh; Novartis, New Zealand; Sandoz, Argentina; Sandoz, Austria; Sandoz, Australia; Sandoz, Belgium; Sandoz, Canada; Sandoz, Switzerland; Sandoz, Colombia; Sandoz, Czech Republic; Sandoz, Denmark; Sandoz, France; Sandoz, United Kingdom; Sandoz, Georgia; Sandoz, Croatia (Hrvatska); Sandoz, Iceland; Sandoz, Italy; Sandoz, Lithuania; Sandoz, Latvia; Sandoz, Netherlands; Sandoz, Poland; Sandoz, Portugal; Sandoz, Romania; Sandoz, Sweden; Sandoz, Slovenia; Sandoz, Slovakia; Sandoz, United States; Sandoz AS, Norway; Sandoz Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Omnitrope SurePal
    Sandoz, United Kingdom
  • Posilac (veterinary use)
    Elanco Animal Health, United States
  • Protophin
    Probiomed, Mexico
  • Reporcin (veterinary use)
    Zamira Life Sciences, Australia
  • Sai Gao Lu
    Kexing Biotech, China
  • Saizen
    EMD Serono, Canada; EMD Serono, United States; Healthcare Logistics, New Zealand; Merck, Austria; Merck, Switzerland; Merck, Chile; Merck, Ecuador; Merck, Finland; Merck, Hong Kong; Merck, Hungary; Merck, Indonesia; Merck, Iceland; Merck, South Korea; Merck, Mexico; Merck, Norway; Merck, Philippines; Merck, Sweden; Merck KGaA, Vietnam; Merck S.L., Spain; Merck Sereno, Latvia; Merck Serono, Argentina; Merck Serono, Australia; Merck Serono, China; Merck Serono, Czech Republic; Merck Serono, Germany; Merck Serono, Estonia; Merck Serono, France; Merck Serono, United Kingdom; Merck Serono, Georgia; Merck Serono, Ireland; Merck Serono, Italy; Merck Serono, Japan; Merck Serono, Malaysia; Merck Serono, Oman; Merck Serono, Portugal; Merck Serono, Taiwan; Serono, Bangladesh; Serono, Brazil; Serono, Greece; Serono, Tunisia; Serono, Turkey; Serono Europe, Lithuania
  • Scitropin A
    SciGen, Australia; SciGen, Philippines; SciGen, Thailand
  • Serostim
    EMD Serono, Canada; EMD Serono, United States
  • Somatogen
    Sicor Biotech, Lithuania
  • Somatrop
    Biosintetica, Brazil
  • Somatropin - LG Life Sciences
    LG Life Sciences, China
  • Somatropin Biopartners
    Biopartners, Poland
  • Somatropin Sandoz BS
    Sandoz, Japan
  • Somatropin Sedico
    Sedico, Egypt
  • Somatropina Biopartners
    BioPartners, Portugal
  • Tev-Tropin
    Gate Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Umatrope
    Lilly, France
  • Valtropin
    BioPartners, Lithuania
  • Yelit
    Rimsa, Mexico
  • Zomacton
    Ferring, Argentina; Ferring, Australia; Ferring, Bulgaria; Ferring, Czech Republic; Ferring, Germany; Ferring, Estonia; Ferring, Spain; Ferring, Finland; Ferring, France; Ferring, Greece; Ferring, Hong Kong; Ferring, Ireland; Ferring, Israel; Ferring, Italy; Ferring, Lithuania; Ferring, Latvia; Ferring, Netherlands; Ferring, Portugal; Ferring, Romania; Ferring, Sweden; Ferring, Slovakia; Ferring, Turkey; Ferring Arzneimittel, Austria; Ferring Legemidler AS, Norway; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Denmark; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Singapore; Ferring, Belgium
  • Zorbtive
    EMD Serono, United States


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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