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Common Somatropin Side Effects


The most commonly reported Somatropin side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Craniopharyngioma (59)
Death (54)
Pituitary Tumour Benign (45)
Neoplasm Recurrence (43)
Condition Aggravated (42)
Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (41)
Adenoidal Hypertrophy (33)
Meningioma (29)
Tonsillar Hypertrophy (28)
Headache (27)
Prostate Cancer (23)
Dyspnoea (22)
Germ Cell Cancer (20)
Fall (20)
Scoliosis (19)
Vomiting (18)
Convulsion (18)
Pneumonia (18)
Disease Progression (17)
Osteochondrosis (16)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Somatropin Side Effects Reported to FDA



Somatropin Side Effect Report#8322849-5
Headache, Myokymia
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from France, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: growth hormone deficiency, who was treated with Somatropin (dosage: 0.035 Mg/kg, 7 Times A Week, start time:
Nov 15, 2008), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Headache, Myokymia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Somatropin treatment in male patients, resulting in Headache side effect.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8322133-X
Endotracheal Intubation Complication
This report suggests a potential Somatropin Endotracheal Intubation Complication side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 5-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Japan was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: body height below normal and used Somatropin (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Somatropin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Endotracheal Intubation ComplicationAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Somatropin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Endotracheal Intubation Complication, may still occur.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8309974-X
Craniopharyngioma, Neoplasm Recurrence
This Craniopharyngioma problem was reported by a physician from Japan. A 11-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Nov 11, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Somatropin (dosage: 0.8 Mg, 1x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Somatropin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Craniopharyngioma, Neoplasm RecurrenceThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Craniopharyngioma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8309908-8
Craniopharyngioma, Condition Aggravated
This Craniopharyngioma side effect was reported by a physician from France. A 51-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypopituitarism,primary hypothyroidism,depression,anxiety,blood antidiuretic hormone decreased.The patient was prescribed Somatropin (drug dosage: 0.2 Mg, 1x/day), which was initiated on
Mar 14, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Ixel (Unk)
  • Ixel
  • Minirin ^aventis Pharma^ (Unk)
  • Prazepam (1 Df, 1x/day)
.After starting to take Somatropin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Craniopharyngioma, Condition AggravatedThese side effects may potentially be related to Somatropin. The patient was hospitalized.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8308603-9
Osteochondritis
This is a report of a 16-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dwarfism, who was treated with Somatropin (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Osteochondritis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Somatropin treatment in male patients, resulting in Osteochondritis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8308373-4
Dextrocardia, Bundle Branch Block Right, Pulmonary Valve Replacement
This report suggests a potential Somatropin Dextrocardia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 13-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Canada was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Somatropin (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Somatropin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Dextrocardia, Bundle Branch Block Right, Pulmonary Valve ReplacementAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Somatropin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dextrocardia, may still occur.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8300413-1
Accident
This Accident problem was reported by a physician from Germany. A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Jan 01, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Somatropin (dosage: 0.3 Unk, 1x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Norgestimate And Ethinyl Estradiol (1 Unit Daily)
  • Hydrocortisone (12.5 Mg, Daily)
  • Tegretol
When using Somatropin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: AccidentThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Accident, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8297737-3
Dyspnoea, Infectious Peritonitis
This Dyspnoea side effect was reported by a physician from France. A 41-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypopituitarism,primary hypothyroidism,blood luteinising hormone decreased,blood corticotrophin decreased,blood thyroid stimulating hormone decreased,blood follicle stimulating hormone decreased.The patient was prescribed Somatropin (drug dosage: 0.3 Mg, 1x/day), which was initiated on
Mar 27, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Androtardyl (1 Df, Every 3 Weeks)
  • Hydrocortisone (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (175 Ug, 1x/day)
  • Androtardyl
.After starting to take Somatropin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dyspnoea, Infectious PeritonitisThese side effects may potentially be related to Somatropin. The patient was hospitalized.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8297724-5
Infectious Peritonitis
This is a report of a 41-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from France, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypopituitarism, who was treated with Somatropin (dosage: 0.3 Mg, 1x/day, start time:
Feb 27, 2009), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Infectious Peritonitis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Somatropin treatment in male patients, resulting in Infectious Peritonitis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8297653-7
Gallbladder Disorder
This report suggests a potential Somatropin Gallbladder Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Germany was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: growth hormone deficiency and used Somatropin (dosage: 0.2 Iu, 1x/day) starting
Jul 01, 1988. After starting Somatropin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Gallbladder DisorderAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Hydrocortisone (15 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Levothyroxine (75 Ug, 1x/day)
  • Kliogest ^novo Industri^
The patient was hospitalized. Although Somatropin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Gallbladder Disorder, may still occur.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8297638-0
Brain Neoplasm
This Brain Neoplasm problem was reported by a physician from Germany. A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Nov 07, 2001 this consumer started treatment with Somatropin (dosage: 0.3 Unk, 7 Injections Per Week). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Somatropin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Brain NeoplasmThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Brain Neoplasm, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8294043-8
Fracture
This Fracture side effect was reported by a physician from Germany. A 47-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Somatropin (drug dosage: 0.3 Mg, 1x/day), which was initiated on
Jun 02, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Calcivit D (1500 Mg Daily)
  • Prothyrid (50 Ug Daily)
.After starting to take Somatropin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: FractureThese side effects may potentially be related to Somatropin.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8294040-2
Neoplasm
This is a report of a 53-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Germany, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Somatropin (dosage: 0.1 Unk, 1x/day, start time:
Jan 01, 2009), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Neoplasm after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Somatropin treatment in male patients, resulting in Neoplasm side effect.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8294038-4
Sleep Disorder
This report suggests a potential Somatropin Sleep Disorder side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A male patient (weight: NA) from Germany was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypopituitarism and used Somatropin (dosage: 0.1 Mg, 1x/day) starting
Apr 19, 2010. After starting Somatropin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Sleep DisorderAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Tramadol (1 (unit Not Provided), As Needed)
  • Testosterone (50 (unit Not Provided), 1x/day)
  • Nebido (1000 Mg, Unk)
  • Hydrocortisone (10 Mg, 1x/day)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Somatropin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sleep Disorder, may still occur.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8294034-7
Eye Disorder
This Eye Disorder problem was reported by a physician from Germany. A 59-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Oct 22, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Somatropin (dosage: 0.1 Unk, 7 Injections Per Week). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Testosterone (Unk)
  • Allopurinol (150 Mg, 1x/day)
When using Somatropin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Eye DisorderThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Eye Disorder, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8289648-4
Accident
This Accident side effect was reported by a physician from Germany. A 47-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Somatropin (drug dosage: 0.5 Unk, 1x/day), which was initiated on
Oct 21, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Norgestimate And Ethinyl Estradiol (1 Unit Daily)
  • Tegretol (800 Mg, Daily)
  • Ospolot
.After starting to take Somatropin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: AccidentThese side effects may potentially be related to Somatropin. The patient was hospitalized.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8282451-0
Post Procedural Complication
This is a report of a 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Germany, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: growth hormone deficiency, who was treated with Somatropin (dosage: 0.4 Mg, 1x/day, start time:
Jan 21, 2010), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Post Procedural Complication after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Somatropin treatment in female patients, resulting in Post Procedural Complication side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8276737-3
Tinnitus
This report suggests a potential Somatropin Tinnitus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 69-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Germany was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypopituitarism and used Somatropin (dosage: 0.1 Mg, 1x/day) starting
Oct 19, 2009. After starting Somatropin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: TinnitusAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Somatropin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Tinnitus, may still occur.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8275102-2
Hypertonia
This Hypertonia problem was reported by a physician from Germany. A 6-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: body height below normal. On
Oct 09, 2007 this consumer started treatment with Somatropin (dosage: 0.7 Mg, 1x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Somatropin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: HypertoniaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hypertonia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8275091-0
Heart Valve Operation
This Heart Valve Operation side effect was reported by a physician from Germany. A 76-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypopituitarism.The patient was prescribed Somatropin (drug dosage: 0.1 Mg, 1x/day), which was initiated on
Sep 06, 2004. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Somatropin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Heart Valve OperationThese side effects may potentially be related to Somatropin. The patient was hospitalized.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8259197-8
Rectal Cancer Metastatic, Rectal Cancer
This is a report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Sweden, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Somatropin Rdna (dosage: 0.5 Mg, 1x/day, start time:
Feb 26, 2009), combined with:
  • Levothyroxine (50 Ug, 1x/day)
  • Innohep (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Rectal Cancer Metastatic, Rectal Cancer after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Somatropin Rdna treatment in female patients, resulting in Rectal Cancer Metastatic side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8257458-X
Liver Injury, Convulsion, Product Quality Issue, Blood Glucose Decreased
This report suggests a potential Somatropin Liver Injury side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 4-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypopituitarism and used Somatropin (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Somatropin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Liver Injury, Convulsion, Product Quality Issue, Blood Glucose DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Somatropin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Liver Injury, may still occur.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8251850-5
Breast Cancer
This Breast Cancer problem was reported by a physician from Netherlands. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: growth hormone deficiency. On
Jan 01, 1992 this consumer started treatment with Somatropin (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Aspirin (Unk)
  • Calcium + Vitamin D
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (Unk)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (Unk)
  • Perindopril Erbumine (Unk)
When using Somatropin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Breast CancerThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Breast Cancer, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8251496-9
Post Procedural Infection
This Post Procedural Infection side effect was reported by a physician from Germany. A 54-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypopituitarism.The patient was prescribed Somatropin (drug dosage: 0.2 (unit Not Provided), 1x/day), which was initiated on
Jul 01, 2003. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Somatropin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Post Procedural InfectionThese side effects may potentially be related to Somatropin. The patient was hospitalized.
Somatropin Side Effect Report#8251491-X
Ligament Sprain
This is a report of a 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Germany, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Somatropin (dosage: 0.6 Mg, 1x/day, start time:
Jun 15, 1992), combined with:
  • Hydrocortisone (10 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Estradiol (2 Mg, Unk)
  • Prasterone (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Levothyroxine (150 Ug, 1x/day)
  • Desmopressin (0.1 Ml, 1x/day)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Ligament Sprain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Somatropin treatment in female patients, resulting in Ligament Sprain side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Somatropin on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Somatropin Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Craniopharyngioma 38
Death 30
Neoplasm Recurrence 26
Pituitary Tumour Benign 25
Prostate Cancer 20
Adenoidal Hypertrophy 19
Condition Aggravated 19
Dyspnoea 18
Meningioma 17
Fall 13

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