Genotropin® is known to improve energy and vitality, beautify skin, stimulate memory functions, and enhance emotional well-being.
The Genotropin® GoQuick is a pen device containing Human Growth Hormone [somatropin rDNA origin]. It contains lyophilized powder and sterile injection solution together in separate compartments, and is mixed in the pen automatically before use. Genotropin® HGH is E. coli derived, and identical to the natural hormone produced in a body. Genotropin® GoQuick is a very convenient device to use HGH. It comes in cartons containing 7 ready to administer devices, and is available at various strengths.
What is Genotropin® GoQuick?
Genotropin® is mainly Somatropin, a polypeptide hormone of RDNA origin. It has the same 191 amino acid sequence as the human growth hormone (HGH). HGH is produced by the pituitary gland in children and adults. It stimulates growth and generation of many cells. No child can grow into adult size without this master growth hormone. HGH allows muscles to develop, fat and carbohydrates to metabolize, and bones to grow stronger. It is also used to treat growth failure in children and adults lacking natural HGH, and in those with chronic kidney failure, Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, short stature at birth with no catch-up growth, and other causes. Somatropin is also used to prevent severe weight loss in people with AIDS, or to treat short bowel syndrome.
WHAT IS HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE?
Human Growth Hormone (HGH), is a hormone that is produced in the human body and excreted into the blood stream by the somatotrope cells of the anterior pituitary gland. It is a polypeptide protein that is composed of 191 amino acids.
In the past growth HGH was extracted from human pituitary glands. HGH is now produced by recombinant DNA technology, and prescribed for many reasons. GH therapy has been a focus of social and ethical controversies for 50 years.
The synthetic version of Human Growth Hormone is named Somatropin (STH) and is exactly identical to human body’s own GH.
HGH secretion has many direct and indirect effects to the human body. First, HGH stimulates the liver’s production of insulin-like growth factor (IGH-1). Because GH stimulates the liver’s production of IGF-1, the effects of HGH and IGF-1 are as follows:
Once it is released, HGH has many functions in the human body. It stimulates the body cells to increase both in size, as well as undergo more rapid cell division than usual. It also enhances the movement of amino acids through cell membranes and also increases the rate at which these cells convert these molecules into proteins. This has a huge anabolic (muscle building) effect in the human body. HGH also has the effect to cause cells to decrease their normal rate at which they use carbohydrates, and at the same time increase the rate at which they use fats. Fat loss and lean mass increases with HGH have been found at a dose as low as . 0.028 iu/kg/daily for 24 weeks.
HGH can easily produce very nice, high quality weight and muscle gains, but many athletes have also experienced great results in strength as well as muscle size and fat loss from HGH. But it should also be recognized that most athhletes are using HGH in a “cocktail” with anabolic steroids, usually with IGF, thyroid meds, and other pharmaceuticals as for example an Aromatase Inhibitor (Tamoxifen, Arimidex, Aromasin etc.)
Many athletes who begin using HGH have reached a dead end with their use of anabolics and need to push through that wall. Very good for that purpose is the synergistic combination of using HGH along with anabolic steroids, IGF, insulin and T3 (a thyroid medication). The reason is that when these hormones are used together, they produce a large amount of synergy effects. The insulin is able to push nutrients into the muscles, the thyroid hormone increases the fat-burning capability, the IGF effects muscle growth as well as helping to grow new cartilage (thus preventing injury), and the anabolic steroids as testosterone, specifically (in addition to being anabolic) increase IGF-1in the muscle tissue and increase the body´s ability to use it. Also an increased amount of IGF usually tells the body to stop producing HGH, but testosterone actually blunts this part of the negative feedback loop. And the addition of an aromatase inhibitor will also stop conversion of testosterone into estrogen, as estrogen reduces IGF levels.
In this way IGF, Testosterone (and of course other steroids), Insulin, thyroid meds, and HGH will all combine to produce a very effective fat-burning and muscle building cycle. Also HGH is undetectable on any sort of currently used drug-screening tests. HGH, Insulin, Thyroid meds, and IGF can therefore also be used pretty safely by those who may be subject to drug screening tests, or as a non-HPTA suppressive “bridge” between cycles.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT GENOTROPIN (SOMATROPIN)?
You should not use somatropin if you have cancer, eye problems caused by diabetes, or if you are being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome and you are overweight or have severe breathing problems. You should not use somatropin if you have a serious illness due to lung failure or complications from recent surgery, injury, or medical trauma.
WHAT SHOULD I DISCUSS WITH MY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE USING GENOTROPIN (SOMATROPIN)?
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to somatropin or benzyl alcohol, or if you have:
- a serious illness due to lung failure or complications from recent surgery, injury, or medical trauma;
- eye problems caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy); or
- if you are being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome and you are overweight or have severe breathing problems (including sleep apnea).
To make sure somatropin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- a pituitary gland disorder;
- abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis);
- underactive thyroid;
- history of head injury or brain tumor; or
- a history of childhood brain cancer and radiation treatment.
Some brands of somatropin are not expected to harm an unborn baby, including Genotropin, Omnitrope, Saizen, Serostim, and Zorbtive.
It is not known whether certain other brands of somatropin will harm an unborn baby, including Humatrope, Norditropin, Nutropin,and Tev-tropin.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether Somatropin passes into breast milk or if it can harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
HOW SHOULD I USE GENOTROPIN (SOMATROPIN)?
Your dose and brand of somatropin, and how often you give it will depend on what you are being treated for. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Somatropin is injected into a muscle or under the skin. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes.
Your care provider will show you the best places on your body to inject somatropin. Use a different place each time you give an injection. Do not inject into the same place two times in a row.
Do not shake the medication bottle or you may ruin the medicine. Prepare your dose only when you are ready to give an injection. Do not use if the medicine has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.
Use a disposable needle and syringe only once. Follow any state or local laws about throwing away used needles and syringes . Use a puncture-proof “sharps” disposal container (ask your pharmacist where to get one and how to throw it away). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
While using somatropin, you may need frequent blood tests. Test growth progress often.
Follow the diet plan created for you by a doctor or nutrition counselor to help control your condition if you are being treated for short bowel syndrome. Somatropin is not a cure for short bowel syndrome.
If you have Prader-Willi syndrome, your treatment program may also include weight control. Follow your doctor’s instructions very closely.
If you use a form of somatropin that comes in a cartridge for use with an injection pen, use only the pen injection system provided with the somatropin brand you use.
How you store this medicine will depend on what brand you are using and what diluent you are mixing somatropin with. After mixing somatropin, you may need to use it right away or you may be able to store it for later use. Read and carefully follow the instructions provided with your medicine about proper storage of somatropin before and after it has been mixed. Ask your pharmacist if you have any questions about proper storage of your medication.
Throw away any somatropin left over after the expiration date on the label has passed.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A DOSE?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Above all, do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.