Hypopituitarism in Children Topic Guide

Hypopituitarism in Children Hypopituitarism in Children: Hypopituitaryism is a condition in which the pituitary gland at the base of the brain does not produce as much of one or more hormones as it is supposed to. These hormones include growth hormone (GH), prolactin, and others. Hypopituitaryism in children can cause jaundice, short stature, fatigue, mental development delay, mental and nervous system problems, and other serious symptoms. Drugs are used to replace the missing hormones to treat hypopituitaryism.

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Hypopituitarism in Children Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

fludrocortisone Fludrocortisone

Fludrocortisone is in a class of drugs called steroids. Fludrocortisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

desmopressin (injection) Desmopressin (injection)

Desmopressin is a man-made form of a hormone that occurs naturally in the pituitary gland. This hormone is important for many functions including blood flow...learn more »

desmopressin (nasal) Desmopressin (nasal)

Desmopressin is a man-made form of a hormone that occurs naturally in the pituitary gland. This hormone affects blood pressure, kidney function, and regulat...learn more »

desmopressin (oral) Desmopressin (oral)

Desmopressin is a man-made form of a hormone that occurs naturally in the pituitary gland. This hormone is important for many functions including blood flow...learn more »

somatropin Somatropin

Somatropin is a form of human growth hormone important for the growth of bones and muscles...learn more »

vasopressin Vasopressin

Vasopressin is a man-made form of a hormone called "anti-diuretic hormone" that is normally secreted by the pituitary gland. Vasopressin acts on the kidneys...learn more »

hydrocortisone (oral) Hydrocortisone (oral)

Hydrocortisone is in a class of drugs called steroids. Hydrocortisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »