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Growth Hormone Deficiency FAQs (cont.)

How is growth hormone deficiency treated?

Growth hormone deficiency can be treated with growth hormone replacement therapy. A drug called somatropin or growth hormone (Nutropin, Genotropin, Norditropin, Saizen, Humatrope, Tev-tropin, Omnitrope) is injected into the fat underneath the skin.





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