Spectros 140 iu. Recombinant human growth hormone (somatropin) of European quality is a protein that is produced almost identical to the main form of natural human growth hormone. This hormone can stimulate tissue growth, linear growth (growth), and the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and minerals. He approved indications for both the adult and pediatric population. In the United States of America, recombinant human growth hormone is used in pediatrics to treat short stature due to growth hormone deficiency (including idiopathic [unknown cause] growth hormone deficiency), Turner syndrome, Noonan syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, short stature. homeobox-containing gene (SHOX) deficiency, chronic renal failure, idiopathic short stature, and infants small for gestational age.
Treatment with exogenous growth hormone is indicated only in limited cases and requires regular monitoring due to the frequency and severity of side effects. GH is used as replacement therapy in adults with GH deficiency in childhood or adulthood (usually as a result of an acquired pituitary tumor). In these patients, benefits variably included decreased fat mass, increased muscle mass, increased bone density, improved lipid profiles, reduced risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and improved psychosocial well-being.
Other approved uses
GH can be used to treat conditions that cause short stature but are not associated with GH deficiency. However, the results are not as impressive compared to short stature, which is due solely to growth hormone deficiency. Examples of other causes of short stature that are often treated with GH are Turner syndrome, chronic renal failure, Prader-Willi syndrome, intrauterine growth restriction, and severe idiopathic short stature. Higher (“pharmacological”) doses are required to significantly accelerate growth under these conditions, providing blood levels well above normal (“physiological”) levels. Despite the higher doses, side effects during treatment are rare and vary little depending on the condition being treated.
The minimum daily dose is 10 units for experienced athletes, for beginners, 5 units will be enough, but it is not administered immediately, but in 2-3 approaches. The course should not be continued for more than 3 months. During the course of the course, it is necessary to eat vigorously and variedly, since the drug significantly speeds up metabolism.