Growth hormone plays an important part in the complex system of the body. It tells the body to grow.
Hormones are chemical “messengers” produced in one part of the body that travel to another part of the body to create some sort of change.
Special cells in glands and other organs produce hormones and release them into the body at specific times for specific reasons, depending upon the type of hormone. The hormones’ job is to tell parts of the body to do certain things. They travel through the bloodstream to their “target organ” or tissue, where they exert their effect by giving their instructions.
|Active substance||rDNA origin|
|Indications||Hygetropin [hygetropin (rDNA origin) for injection] is indicated for the treatment of HIV patients with wasting or cachexia to increase lean body mass and body weight, and improve physical endurance. Also, it is used to treat: children who have growth failure because of low or no growth hormone; children who are short (in stature) and who have Noonan syndrome or Turner syndrome; children who are short (in stature) because they were born small (small for gestational age-SGA) and have not caught-up in growth by age 2 to 4 years; and adults who do not make enough growth hormone.|
|Presentation||Each carton contains 10 vials of 10 IU/Vial|