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Saizen 5mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Saizen 5mg Injection is a medicine that is identical to the main form of the naturally occurring human growth hormone. It is used to treat children with growth failure due to inadequate secretion of endogenous growth hormone (GH). It is used to treat short stature in adults also.

Saizen 5mg Injection is given as an injection into the skin under the supervision of a doctor.  Your doctor or nurse will help you to learn the exact method of self-administration. You should receive appropriate training and instructions from the physician before using it. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

The most common side effects of this medicine include injection site reaction, headache, and rash. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had diabetes, or have a thyroid disorder. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.  Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood sugar levels, kidney function and level of growth hormone before and during the treatment.

Side effects of Saizen Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Saizen

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Headache
  • Rash

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Saizen Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Saizen Injection works

Saizen 5mg Injection has the same structure as natural human growth hormone which is required for the growth of bones and muscles. It also helps the fat and muscle tissues to develop in the right proportion.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Saizen 5mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Saizen 5mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Saizen 5mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Saizen 5mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Saizen 5mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Saizen 5mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Saizen 5mg Injection
₹3440.0/Injection
Norditropin Nordilet Injection
Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd
₹4784/ml of Injection
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Quick Tips

  • Saizen 5mg Injection helps treat deficiency of growth hormone.
  • It is given by an injection into the fatty tissue just under your skin by your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you have diabetes or if you are receiving treatment with thyroid hormones.
  • Inform your doctor if you start to limp due to pain in your hip, while on treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Growth Hormone
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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My son height is short according ti his age he is 5 year and 4 months old his height is 102 cm is any homeopathy tonic or treatment which helps in height growth otherwise he is quite active bt shortest in class and height is equal to 3.5 year old plz suggest.thanks
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
You can consult endocrinologist to rule out growth hormone deficiency.
My body not grow properly i am very tall and thin?
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Get your thyroid profile CBC ESR hba1c growth hormone
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References

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212/2, Hadapsar, Off Soli Poonawalla Road, Pune 411028 India
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