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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

  • Somatropinum (Latin)
  • Somatropin (German)
  • Somatropine (French)
  • Somatropina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Somatotropine (OS: DCF)
  • Somatropin (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Somatropin (Genetical Recombination) (OS: JAN)
  • Somatropina (OS: DCIT)
  • CB 311 (IS)
  • Genotropine (IS)
  • rhGH (IS)
  • SF (IS)
  • SM 8144 (Sumitomo) (IS)
  • ST (IS)
  • STh (IS)
  • Somatropin (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 9, USP 41)
  • Somatropin Concentrated Solution (PH: BP 2018)
  • Somatropine (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Somatropinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • An Su Meng
    Anke Biotechnology Group, China
  • Biomatrop
    Biosintética, Brazil
  • Biosoma
    Sicor Biotech, Lithuania
  • Biotropin
    Ferring, Argentina
  • Careltropin
    Daewoong Pharmaceuticals, Vietnam
  • Cryotropin
    Cryopharma, Mexico
  • Cryo-Tropin
    Cryopharma, Mexico
  • Declage
    LG Life Sciences, South Korea
  • Eutropin
    Aspen Pharma, Brazil; Hoffmann, Pakistan; 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, Spain; Pfizer, France; Pfizer, Tunisia
  • Genotonorm 12mg
    Pfizer, Luxembourg
  • Genotonorm 5.3mg
    Pfizer, Luxembourg
  • Genotropin
    Laboratorio Pfizer de Chile, Chile; Pfizer, Argentina; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Pfizer, Brazil; Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Colombia; 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, Indonesia; Pfizer, Ireland; Pfizer, South Korea; Pfizer, Lithuania; Pfizer, Latvia; Pfizer, Macedonia; Pfizer, Mexico; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Netherlands; Pfizer, Norway; Pfizer, New Zealand; Pfizer, Peru; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Sweden; Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer, Slovakia; Pfizer, Turkey; Pfizer, Taiwan; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Malta; Pfizer H.C.P., Serbia; Pfizer Hellas AE, Cyprus; Pfizer Italia, Italy; Pfizer Japan, Japan; Pfizer Limited, Romania; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Ltd, China; Pharmacia, Pakistan; Pharmacia & Upjohn, Kuwait; Pharmacia & Upjohn, United States; Pharmacia Upjohn, Lebanon; Phrmcia, Egypt
  • Genotropin [pediatric]
    Pfizer ApS, Iceland
  • Genotropin 0,2mg
    Pfizer, Austria
  • Genotropin 12 mg
    Pfizer, Hungary
  • Genotropin 12mg
    Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Bulgaria; Pfizer, Bulgaria; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, Israel
  • Genotropin 5.3 mg
    Pfizer, Hungary
  • Genotropin 5.3mg
    Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer, Bulgaria; Pfizer, Bulgaria; Pfizer, Israel
  • Genotropin 5mg
    Pfizer, Switzerland
  • Genotropin MiniQuick
    Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Sweden
  • Genotropin TC
    Pfizer Japan, Japan
  • Growject
    JCR Pharmaceuticals, Japan
  • Growject BC
    JCR Pharmaceuticals, Japan
  • Growtropin
    Bio Reg Pharma, Peru; Dong-A, South Korea
  • Hai Zhi Yuan
    Hai Ji Medicine Biological Engineering, China
  • HHT
    Bio Sidus, Tunisia; Biosidus, Argentina; Interpharm, Ecuador; Pentafarma, Chile; Seignior, Pakistan; Sidus, Paraguay; Sidus, Uruguay
  • Hilac [veterinary use]
    Ceva AH, South Africa
  • Hormotrop
    Bergamo, Brazil; Bergamo, Paraguay
  • Hormotrop AQ
    Bergamo, Brazil
  • Humatrope
    Eli Lilly, Australia; Eli Lilly, Canada; Eli Lilly, Colombia; Eli Lilly, Denmark; Eli Lilly, Japan; Eli Lilly, Lithuania; Eli Lilly, Malta; Eli Lilly, Mexico; Eli Lilly, Pakistan; Eli Lilly and Company, United Kingdom; Eli Lilly and Company, United States; Eli Lilly Benelux, Belgium; Eli Lilly de Chile, Chile; Lilly, Czech Republic; Lilly, Germany; Lilly, Spain; Lilly, Finland; Lilly, Italy; Lilly, Kuwait; Lilly, Norway; Lilly, Sweden; Lilly, Slovakia; Lilly, Turkey; Lilly, Taiwan; Lilly, Venezuela; Lilly, South Africa; Lilly Nederland, Netherlands; Lilly Suzhou Pharmaceutical, China; Lilly-Pharmaserve, Greece; Phadisco, Cyprus
  • Humatrope [pediatric]
    Eli Lilly Danmark A/S, Iceland
  • Humatrope 12mg
    Eli Lilly, Austria; Eli Lilly, Switzerland; Eli Lilly, Luxembourg
  • Humatrope 18 NE
    Eli Lilly Nederland, Hungary
  • Humatrope 24mg
    Eli Lilly, Austria; Eli Lilly, Switzerland
  • Humatrope 36 NE
    Eli Lilly Nederland, Hungary
  • Humatrope 6mg
    Eli Lilly, Austria; Eli Lilly, Switzerland; Eli Lilly, Luxembourg
  • Humatrope 72 NE
    Eli Lilly Nederland, Hungary
  • 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; Medcor Pharmaceuticals, Netherlands; Novo Nordisk, Argentina; Novo Nordisk, Australia; Novo Nordisk, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Novo Nordisk, Bangladesh; Novo Nordisk, Belgium; Novo Nordisk, Bulgaria; Novo Nordisk, Brazil; Novo Nordisk, Canada; Novo Nordisk, China; Novo Nordisk, Colombia; Novo Nordisk, Czech Republic; Novo Nordisk, Germany; Novo Nordisk, Denmark; Novo Nordisk, Spain; Novo Nordisk, Finland; Novo Nordisk, United Kingdom; Novo Nordisk, Greece; Novo Nordisk, Croatia (Hrvatska); Novo Nordisk, Ireland; Novo Nordisk, India; Novo Nordisk, Iceland; Novo Nordisk, Italy; Novo Nordisk, Japan; Novo Nordisk, Kuwait; Novo Nordisk, Lebanon; Novo Nordisk, Lithuania; Novo Nordisk, Macedonia; Novo Nordisk, Malta; Novo Nordisk, Mexico; Novo Nordisk, Malaysia; Novo Nordisk, Netherlands; Novo Nordisk, Norway; Novo Nordisk, Oman; Novo Nordisk, Philippines; Novo Nordisk, Poland; Novo Nordisk, Portugal; Novo Nordisk, Russian Federation; Novo Nordisk, Sweden; Novo Nordisk, Slovakia; Novo Nordisk, Tunisia; Novo Nordisk, Turkey; Novo Nordisk, Taiwan; Novo Nordisk, United States; Novo Nordisk, Uruguay; Novo Nordisk, South Africa; Novo Nordisk Pharma Operations, Vietnam; Novo Nordisk Scandinavia, Romania; Novo Nordisk Pharma Singapore, Singapore
  • Norditropin 10mg
    Novo Nordisk, Switzerland; Novo Nordisk, Israel
  • Norditropin 10mg/1.5ml
    Novo Nordisk, Austria; Novo Nordisk, Hungary; Novo Nordisk, Luxembourg
  • Norditropin 15mg
    Novo Nordisk, Switzerland; Novo Nordisk, Israel
  • Norditropin 15mg/1.5ml
    Novo Nordisk, Austria; Novo Nordisk, Hungary; Novo Nordisk, Luxembourg
  • Norditropin 5mg
    Novo Nordisk, Switzerland; Novo Nordisk, Israel
  • Norditropin 5mg/1.5ml
    Novo Nordisk, Austria; Novo Nordisk, Hungary; Novo Nordisk, Luxembourg
  • Norditropin S
    Novo Nordisk, Japan
  • Norditropine
    Novo Nordisk, France; Novo Nordisk, Serbia
  • Novell-Eutropin
    Novell Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Nutropin
    Genentech, United States; Hoffmann-La Roche, Canada; Ipsen, Greece; Ipsen Pharma, Lithuania
  • Nutropin Aq
    Ipsen, Australia; Ipsen, Spain; Ipsen, Latvia; Ipsen, Poland; Ipsen Biopharm, United Kingdom; Ipsen Pharma, Germany; Ipsen Pharma, Netherlands
  • Nutropin AQ
    Genentech, United States; Hoffmann-La Roche, Canada; Ipsen, Greece; Ipsen Pharma, France
  • Nutropin AQ-5mg/ml
    Ipsen, Luxembourg
  • NutropinAq
    Ipsen, Belgium; Ipsen, Denmark; Ipsen, Estonia; Ipsen, Finland; Ipsen, Ireland; Ipsen, Italy; Ipsen, Norway; Ipsen, Sweden; Ipsen, Slovakia; Ipsen Pharma, Czech Republic; Ipsen Pharma, Romania
  • NutropinAq 10mg/2ml (30 I.E.)
    Eurim-Pharm, Austria; Ipsen Pharma, Austria
  • NutropinAq 10mg/2ml (30 NE)
    Ipsen, Hungary
  • Omnitrope
    Hexal, Germany; Lek, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Novartis, Bangladesh; Novartis, New Zealand; Sandoz, Argentina; Sandoz, Australia; Sandoz, Belgium; Sandoz, Canada; Sandoz, Cyprus; Sandoz, Czech Republic; Sandoz, Denmark; Sandoz, Estonia; Sandoz, France; Sandoz, United Kingdom; Sandoz, Georgia; Sandoz, Croatia (Hrvatska); Sandoz, Italy; Sandoz, Lithuania; Sandoz, Latvia; Sandoz, Macedonia; Sandoz, Mexico; Sandoz, Netherlands; Sandoz, Norway; Sandoz, Poland; Sandoz, Portugal; Sandoz, Romania; Sandoz, Serbia; Sandoz, Sweden; Sandoz, Slovenia; Sandoz, Tunisia; Sandoz, Turkey; Sandoz, United States; Sandoz España, Spain; Sandoz GmbH, Greece; Sandoz GmbH, Iceland
  • Omnitrope 10mg/1.5ml
    Sandoz, Austria; Sandoz, Switzerland; Sandoz, Hungary; Sandoz, Luxembourg
  • Omnitrope 15mg/1.5ml
    Sandoz, Austria; Sandoz, Switzerland
  • Omnitrope 5mg/1.5ml
    Sandoz, Austria; Sandoz, Switzerland; Sandoz, Luxembourg
  • Omnitrope SurePal
    Sandoz, United Kingdom
  • Posilac [veterinary use]
    Elanco Animal Health, United States
  • Protophin
    Probiomed, Mexico
  • Sai Gao Lu
    Kexing Biotech, China
  • Saizen
    EMD Serono, Canada; EMD Serono, United States; Merck, Chile; Merck, Ecuador; Merck, Finland; Merck, Greece; Merck, Hong Kong; Merck, Indonesia; Merck, South Korea; Merck, Norway; Merck, Philippines; Merck, Sweden; Merck, Slovakia; Merck, Turkey; Merck A E Hellas, Cyprus; Merck S.L., Spain; Merck Sereno, Latvia; Merck Serono, Argentina; Merck Serono, Australia; Merck Serono, China; Merck Serono, Czech Republic; Merck Serono, Estonia; Merck Serono, France; Merck Serono, United Kingdom; Merck Serono, Ireland; Merck Serono, Iceland; Merck Serono, Italy; Merck Serono, Japan; Merck Serono, Macedonia; Merck Serono, Malaysia; Merck Serono, Serbia; Merck Serono, Taiwan; Merck Serono Kuwait, Kuwait; Pharmacy Retailing, New Zealand; Serono, Bangladesh; Serono, Oman; Serono, Tunisia; Merck Merck Serono Division, Singapore
  • Saizen 12mg
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Saizen 20mg
    Merck, Switzerland
  • Saizen 24IU (8mg)
    Serono Europe, Lithuania
  • Saizen 3.33mg
    Merck KGaA, Vietnam
  • Saizen 4 UI
    Serono, Venezuela
  • Saizen 5,83mg/ml
    Merck, Austria; Merck Serono, Germany
  • Saizen 5.83 mg/ml
    Merck, Hungary
  • Saizen 6mg
    Merck, Switzerland; Merck KGaA, Vietnam
  • Saizen 8 mg/ml
    Merck, Hungary
  • Saizen 8mg
    Merck KGaA, Vietnam
  • Saizen 8mg/ml
    Merck, Austria; Merck Serono, Germany
  • Scav
    Catedral, Paraguay
  • Scitropin A
    SciGen, Australia; SciGen, Philippines; SciGen, Thailand
  • Serostim
    EMD Serono, Canada; EMD Serono, United States
  • Somatogen-L 4
    Sicor Biotech, Lithuania
  • Somatogen-L 8
    Sicor Biotech, Lithuania
  • Somatropin - LG Life Sciences
    LG Life Sciences, China
  • Somatropin Biopartners
    BioPartners, Estonia; BioPartners, Lithuania; BioPartners, Poland; BioPartners, Sweden
  • Somatropin BS
    Sandoz, Japan
  • Somatropin Novo Nordisk
    Novo Nordisk, Sweden
  • Somatropin Sedico
    Sedico, Egypt
  • Somatropina
    Amsa, Mexico
  • Umatrope
    Lilly, France
  • Valtropin
    BioPartners, Lithuania; LG Life Sciences, United States
  • Xerendip
    Pisa, Mexico
  • Yelit
    Rimsa, Mexico
  • Zomacton
    Ferring, Argentina; Ferring, Australia; Ferring, Belgium; Ferring, Bulgaria; Ferring, Czech Republic; Ferring, Denmark; Ferring, Estonia; Ferring, Spain; Ferring, Finland; Ferring, France; Ferring, Greece; Ferring, Hong Kong; Ferring, Ireland; Ferring, Italy; Ferring, Lithuania; Ferring, Latvia; Ferring, Netherlands; Ferring, Norway; Ferring, Sweden; Ferring, Slovakia; Ferring Arzneimittel, Romania; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Singapore; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, United States; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Vietnam; Perulab, Peru
  • Zomacton 10mg
    Ferring, Israel
  • Zomacton 10mg/ml
    Ferring, Germany; Ferring Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Zomacton 4mg
    Ferring, Germany; Ferring, Israel; Ferring, Luxembourg; Ferring Arzneimittel, Austria
  • Zomacton-10
    Ferring, Luxembourg
  • 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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