Benefits. Side Effects, How to Use and Where to Buy
The Genotropin® Miniquick is a human growth hormone (HGH) delivery device in the form of a pen. Like all types of prescription HGH injections, you cannot, under any circumstances, legally purchase the Miniquick injector without a doctor’s prescription.
What Is Pfizer Genotropin?
Genotropin® is the prescription human growth hormone made by Pfizer. It is a recombinant human growth hormone indicated for the treatment of children with growth failure due to GHD, Prader-Willi syndrome, Small for Gestational Age, Turner syndrome, and Idiopathic Short Stature, and for adults with either adult onset or a continuance of childhood-onset GHD.
Genotropin Prescribing Information
Genotropin® is an injectable human growth hormone. It is indicated for children who have growth failure and for the replacement of growth hormone in adults with growth hormone deficiency (GHD).
According to the prescribing information provided by the manufacturer: Genotropin® is available for use with a variety of proprietary injectable devices made by the manufacturer or with standard syringes. The injectable devices include the Genotropin® Multiuse Pen and the Genotropin MiniQuick® pen. The Genotropin MiniQuick® pen is a preservative-free, pre-measured disposable pen featuring:
No dose setting—each MiniQuick contains one pre-measured dose.
No refrigeration needed
Packaged in a 7-day supply
Indications and Contraindications for the Genotropin
According to its manufacturer, Genotropin®:
Should not be used to increase height in children after the growth plates have closed.
It should not be used in patients with diabetes who have certain types of diabetic retinopathy (eye problems).
Should not be used in patients who have been recently diagnosed with cancer, with cancer, or who are being treated for cancer.
Should not be used in patients who are critically ill because of surgery, trauma, or respiratory failure.
Should not be used in children with Prader-Willi syndrome who are very overweight or have severe breathing problems.
Should not be used by patients who have had an allergy or bad reaction to somatropin or any of the other ingredients in Genotropin®. In the event of an allergic reaction, seek prompt medical attention.
Some patients have developed diabetes mellitus while taking Genotropin®. Your dosage of diabetes medicines may need to be adjusted during growth hormone treatment.
Before accepting a prescription for Genotropin®, tell your doctor if you have a history of:
Adrenal gland problems
Eye problems (e.g., diabetic retinopathy)
Recent major surgery/injury
Severe breathing problems (acute respiratory failure)
Diabetes or family history of diabetes
Tumors (cancer, especially of the head/neck)
Back problems (scoliosis)
If you have diabetes, this drug may increase your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high blood sugar, such as increased thirst/urination. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.
Check your products insert for a complete list of warnings, side effects, and contraindications of Genotropin®.
Genotropin Benefits and Side Effects
Genotropin is FDA-approved for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency in adults and children. It is generally regarded as safe. However, like any drug or prescription medication Genotropin MiniQuick Mixer has benefits as well as potential side effects.
Clinical trials have demonstrated that Genotropin® is therapeutically equivalent to the human growth hormone produced by the pituitary gland. In children with growth hormone deficiency, Prader-Willi syndrome, or other conditions resulting in insufficient growth, Genotropin® stimulates linear growth. In adults with GHD, treatment with Genotropin® results in reduced fat mass, increased lean body mass, metabolic alterations that include beneficial changes in lipid metabolism, and normalization of IGF-I concentrations.
In addition to tissue growth, other documented benefits of Genotropin® include:
Increased protein metabolism
Improved carbohydrate metabolism
Improved Lipid Metabolism
Improved Mineral Metabolism – particularly resulting in an increase in bodily potassium and phosphorus levels
Improved tissue metabolism – particularly an increase in collagen production
Side Effects List
Genotropin injections are FDA approved for the treatment of growth hormone deficiencies in children and adults. Genotropin is generally regarded as safe. However, as with any prescription medication, it has some potential side effects.
Some of the more common side effects of Genotropin® include side injection site reactions, such as pain, redness/swelling, inflammation, bleeding, scarring, lumps, or rash. Other common side effects could be fat loss, headache, blood in the urine, low thyroid activity, and mildly increased blood sugar.
Some of the potentially severe, though less common side effects of Genotropin® include:
Bone or skeletal pain
Burning, numbness, pain, or tingling in all fingers except the smallest finger
Dry skin and hair
Hoarseness or husky voice
Swelling of the ankles
See your medication’s insert for a complete list of potential side effects.
Your prescription for Genotropin® will be tailored to best meet your particular goals and lifestyle. You will be carefully monitored over the course of your treatment with Genotropin®, so any chance of side effects should be kept to a minimum. Tell your doctor if you are experiencing any of these or other side effects while taking Genotropin®.
How much does Genotropin Cost?
Depending on your dosage option, Genotropin Mixer can cost anywhere between $420.00 – $2,050.00.
How and Where to Buy Genotropin
You cannot buy the Genotropin® Miniquick injectable device online or anywhere else, for the matter, without a doctor’s prescription.
If your goal is to get a prescription for an HGH pen such as the Genotropin® Miniquick online, fill out our online medical history form. Or you can use the “contact us” or “chat” features on this page to schedule a consolation to see if you qualify for a prescription for Genotropin.
How to Use the Genotropin Mixer
The Genotropin Mixer is a handy device for reconstituting HGH powder. Upon inserting the two-chamber cartridge into the Mixer, you screw the plunger rod back into the holder, which will automatically combine the diluent and powder. Complete written instructions for preparation and Genotropin administration are provided with your HGH kit. These directions include photos, and we will also provide video links for online viewing of the preparation and injection process.
Whether you are mixing Genotropin pen, miniQuick syringes, or cartridges in the Mixer, remember never to shake your HGH solution. Simply rotate the unit side to side until the solution completes its reconstitution.
Do not use your HGH solution if you see any crystals or particles in the chamber. Changes in color or a cloudy appearance also negates the use of the medication. Always check the expiration date before each use.
You will use the same small insulin syringe used by diabetics for their insulin shots with the Genotropin Mixer. After withdrawing the correct dosage, you will inject it into your abdomen, about one inch away from the belly button. Remember to alternate sides each day. Sterilize the injection site with an alcohol swab and let it air dry before administering the shot.
The daily dosage of Genotropin® varies by your age, weight, and the condition it is being prescribed for. The weekly dose should be divided into 6 or 7 subcutaneous injections. According to the Trusted sourceHighlights of Prescribing Information GenotropinPfizerGo to sourcePrescribing Information provided by the National Institutes for Health, Genotropin® should be administered subcutaneously as follows:
Pediatric GHD: 0.16 to 0.24 mg/kg/week
Prader-Willi Syndrome: 0.24 mg/kg/week
Small for Gestational Age: Up to 0.48 mg/kg/week
Turner Syndrome: 0.33 mg/kg/week
Idiopathic Short Stature: up to 0.47 mg/kg/week
Adult GHD: Either a non-weight based or a weight-based dosing regimen may be followed, with doses adjusted based on treatment response and IGF-I concentrations
Non-weight-based dosing: A starting dose of approximately 0.2mg/day (range, 0.15-0.30 mg/day) may be used without consideration of body weight and increased gradually every 1-2 months by increments of approximately 0.1-0.2 mg/day.
Weight-based dosing: The recommended initial dose is not more than 0.04 mg/kg/week; the dose may be increased as tolerated to not more than 0.08 mg/kg/week at 4–8 week intervals.
Genotropin® cartridges are color-coded to correspond to a specific delivery device.
Injection sites should always be rotated to avoid lipoatrophy.
*Dosing information is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as any kind of instructions for use. Consult your physician or pharmacist for guidance regarding your particular dose of Genotropin®
According to Pfizer, Genotropin® lyophilized powder is to be stored under refrigeration at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). Do not freeze. Protect from light.
The Genotropin Miniquick Growth Hormone Delivery Device should be refrigerated prior to dispensing but may be stored at or below 77°F (25°C) for up to three months after dispensing. The diluent has no preservative. After reconstitution, the Genotropin Miniquick may be stored under refrigeration for up to 24 hours before use. The Genotropin Miniquick should be used only once and then discarded.
Genotropin Results 1-6 month
What to Expect During the First Month
During your first month of using Genotropin, almost as soon as that first dose enters your bloodstream, your body reacts and begins to change in a positive way. As month 1 of your HGH program progresses, your growth hormone levels will increase, the production and release of IGF increases, and in about two weeks, you will notice a real significant difference.
You will find that you are sleeping better, you will see increases in your energy level and overall vitality. As you reach the end of your first month of growth hormone therapy, you will feel like a much different person. You will feel stronger. You will start to look better as skin health improves and muscles begin to tighten.
Other Results After 1 Month May Include:
Improved cognition and a lifting of “mental fogginess”
Improved focus and concentration
Better mood, fewer feelings of anxiety and depression
Slight increases in exercise capacity
Two Months of Genotropin Therapy Results
As you enter your second month of growth hormone therapy, the changes in your physical appearance will become much more obvious. Your skin will have a definitive more healthy and more youthful “glow.” You will notice a definite improvement in muscle tone. You will be able to exercise for longer periods at a time, which will only further improve your “before” and “after” results. Belly fat should start to diminish. You may even notice an improvement in your eyesight, particularly your night vision.
Other Results After 2 Months May Include
Stronger hair and nails
Improved metabolism – increased ability to burn fat resulting in more energy
Increased sex drive
Genotropin Results After 3 Months
Once you have been on Genotropin therapy for three months, now you will start to see some of the most dramatic changes in your body from when you first started. At twelve weeks out, you will look and feel physically much stronger. Bone density will have significantly improved to the point where you are more flexible and are experiencing less joint stiffness or joint pain. As you continue through month three, you will continue to see improvements in your sex drive and sexual performance.
Other Results After 3 Months May Include
Further improvement to memory, focus, and other cognitive functions
Women may experience a reduction in PMS and menopausal symptoms
Continued improvements to exercise capacity
Improved immune function resulting in greater resistance to sickness and disease
Increased improvements to skin and hair health
Greater motivation improved productivity at work
Genotropin Results After 4 Months
As you come out of your third month of growth hormone therapy and enter your fourth, this is when you experience your peak results. Fat loss will be significant, as will be your improvement in lean muscle. You will likely look and feel more “fit” than you have in years. You will experience most if not all the known benefits of HGH replacement, such as:
Healthy skin and hair
Less disrupted sleep
Lower cholesterol and increased heart health
Other Results After 4 Months May Include
Maximum improvement in energy, weight loss, bone, skin, hair, and nail health
Significantly reduced joint pain
Continued improvements in mental function
Improved cardiac function and heart health
Genotropin Results After 5 and 6 Months May Include
As you go through month 5 of HGH therapy and by the end of your sixth month, you will have made significant improvements. All of your results from the past few months will keep building, and you’ll experience:
Improvement to overall body tone and appearance.
Increased muscle mass.
Lowered cholesterol and triglycerides.
At least a 10% overall reduction in body fat and a 10% increase in lean muscle mass.
Significantly improved vitality, energy, and stamina.
Genotropin is just one of several types of growth hormone our doctors prescribe. Like Genotropin, all HGH injections are some form of the prescription drug somatotropin. They differ only in their available dosages and delivery methods.
We only work with legitimate pharmacists that provide our patients with one of the name brands of prescription HGH.
Besides Genotropin, we also prescribe these popular brands of injectable HGH:
Now that you know a lot more about the Genotropin® Miniquick, why not contact us today, and find out if it, or one of the other types of HGH injections we prescribe, is right for you?