Growth Hormone Deficiency in Children (cont.)
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Children and some adults with growth hormone deficiency will benefit from growth hormone therapy. The goals of treatment are to increase growth in children and restore energy, metabolism, and body composition. The doctor may prescribe growth hormone, also called somatropin (Humatrope, Genotropin). The drug is given as shots a few times a week that is injected underneath the fat of the patient’s skin.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2014
Stephen Kemp, MD, PhD
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