Omnitrope Overview: Benefits. Side Effects, How to Use and Where to Buy
Omnitrope® is the prescription human growth hormone made by Sandoz. It is created in the lab using recombinant DNA so that its amino acid sequences are is identical to that of the human growth hormone (somatropin) that is normally produced by your pituitary gland. It is prescribed for people with growth failure due to GHD, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Small for Gestational Age, Turner Syndrome, and Idiopathic Short Stature. It is also indicated for adults with growth hormone disorders. Omnitrope® may also be used to prevent severe weight loss in people with AIDS or to treat short bowel syndrome.
What is Omnitrope?
Omnitrope® HGH is prescribed for people with growth failure due to GHD, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Small for Gestational Age, Turner Syndrome, and Idiopathic Short Stature. It is also indicated for adults with growth hormone disorders. Omnitrope® may also be used to prevent severe weight loss in people with AIDS or to treat short bowel syndrome.
Omnitrope® is available as an injectable cartridge or as standard injectable vials. Omnitrope® Cartridge is a clear, colorless, sterile solution for subcutaneous injection. Omnitrope® for injection is a lyophilized powder that is reconstituted for subcutaneous injection.
Omnitrope® Cartridges and vials (for injection) are available as :
5 mg/1.5 mL Cartridge is a prefilled sterile somatropin solution containing benzyl alcohol in a glass cartridge ready to be administered with the Omnitrope® Pen 5
10 mg/1.5 mL Cartridge is a prefilled sterile somatropin solution in a glass cartridge ready to be administered with the Omnitrope® Pen 10.
5.8 mg/vial is supplied with two vials, one containing somatropin as a powder and the other vial containing diluent (Bacteriostatic Water for Injection containing benzyl alcohol as a preservative)
Indications and Contraindications for Omnitrope
According to its manufacturer, Omnitrope® should not be used in children and adults with any of the following medical conditions because serious side effects, including death, can occur:
A critical illness caused by certain types of heart or stomach surgery, serious injury, or a sudden and severe breathing problem (respiratory failure)
Prader-Willi syndrome sufferers who are severely overweight or have a history of breathing problems, including sleep apnea
Cancer or other tumors
Allergies to growth hormone or any of the ingredients in the medicine
Certain types of eye problems caused by diabetes
Omnitrope® should also not be used in children who have completed their growth
Before accepting a prescription for Omnitrope®, tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a growth hormone medicine or to drug preservatives such as benzyl alcohol, metacresol, or glycerin.
In addition to the contraindications listed above, you should not take Omnitrope® if you are allergic to somatropin, or if you have:
Diabetic retinopathy (a serious eye condition caused by diabetes)
Recently undergone open-heart surgery or stomach surgery
Recently experienced trauma or other medical emergency
Breathing problems (such as lung failure).
To make sure you can safely take Omnitrope®, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
Kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis)
A pituitary gland disorder
High blood pressure (hypertension);
A pancreas disorder (especially in children)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Omnitrope Benefits and Side Effects
Omnitrope 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, Omnitrope injections have benefits as well as potential side effects.
The primary and most intensively studied benefit of Omnitrope® in adults and children with GHD is the stimulation of linear growth. In addition to tissue growth, other documented benefits of Omnitrope® 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
Omnitrope injections are FDA approved for the treatment of growth hormone deficiencies in children and adults. Omnitrope is generally regarded as safe. However, as with any prescription medication, it has some potential side effects.
More common – some of the more common side effects of Omnitrope® include:
Injection site reactions (redness, soreness, swelling, rash, itching, pain, or bruising),
Pain in your arms or legs
Joint stiffness or pain
Cold-like symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
Less common – some of the potentially severe, though less common side effects of Omnitrope® include:
Severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate
Increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, and weight loss
Sudden and severe pain behind your eyes, vision changes
Swelling in your head, face, hands, or feet
Numbness or tingling in your wrist, hand, or fingers
See your medication’s insert for a complete list of potential side effects.
Your prescription for Omnitrope will be tailored to best meet your particular goals and lifestyle. You will be carefully monitored over the course of your treatment with Omnitrope, 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 Omnitrope.
In Case of Overdose
Overdose can cause tremors or shaking, cold sweats, increased hunger, headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, fast heartbeat, and nausea. Long-term overdose may cause excessive growth.
As with any medication, in case of accidental overdose, seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Keep Omnitrope® and all prescription medications out of the reach of children.
How much does Omnitrope Cost?
We provide Omnitrope injections in a 5.8 mg/vial, which costs $528.00
How and Where to Buy Omnitrope
You cannot buy the Omnitrope® 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 Omnitrope® 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 Omnitrope.
How to Use the Omnitrope
Omnitrope® is injected into a muscle or under the skin. You will be shown exactly how to administer your Omnitrope® injections. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes.
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor
Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended
Follow the directions on your prescription label
Use a different place on your body each time you give the injection
Do not inject this medicine into skin or muscle that is red, sore, infected, or injured
If using the vial form:
Do not shake the medication bottle, or you may ruin the medicine
When mixing, use a gentle swirling motion.
Do not use the medication if it has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.
Use a disposable needle only once
Throw away used needles in a puncture-proof container (ask your doctor or pharmacist where you can get one and how to dispose of it)
Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.
The daily dosage of Omnitrope® varies by your age, weight, and the condition it is being prescribed for. The weekly dose is usually divided over 6 or 7 days of subcutaneous injections. For most adult patients with GHD, the recommended dosage at the start of therapy is not more than 0.04 mg/kg/week given as a daily subcutaneous injection. According to the Prescribing Information provided by the National Institutes for Health, Omnitrope® should be administered subcutaneously as follows:
Pediatric GHD: 0.16 to 0.24 mg/kg/week, divided into 6 to 7 daily injections
Prader-Willi Syndrome: 0.24 mg/kg/week, divided into 6 to 7 daily injections
Small for Gestational Age: Up to 0.48 mg/kg/week, divided into 6 to 7 daily injections
Turner Syndrome: 0.33 mg/kg/week, divided into 6 to 7 daily injections
Idiopathic Short Stature: Up to 0.47 mg/kg/week, divided into 6 to 7 daily injections
Adult GHD: not more than 0.04 mg/kg/week (divided into daily injections) to be increased as tolerated to not more than 0.08 mg/kg/week); to be increased gradually every 1 to 2 months
OMNITROPE® Cartridges 5 mg/1.5 mL and 10 mg/1.5 mL must be used with the corresponding OMNITROPE® Pen 5 and Pen 10 delivery system, respectively
Injection sites should always be rotated to avoid lipoatrophy ( 2.3)
*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 Omnitrope®
According to the manufacturer, before use, keep Omnitrope cartridges and loaded pens in the refrigerator between 36°F and 46°F (2°C and 8°C). Once a cartridge has been loaded into the pen, it should not be removed until it is empty or 28 days have passed since its first use.
Omnitrope Results 1-6 Months
What to Expect During the First Month
During your first month of using Omnitrope, 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 lifting of "mental fogginess."
Improved focus and concentration
Better mood, fewer feelings of anxiety and depression
Slight increases in exercise capacity
Two Months of Omnitrope 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
Omnitrope Results After 3 Months
Once you have been on Omnitrope 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
Omnitrope 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
Omnitrope 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.
Omnitrope is just one of several types of growth hormone our doctors prescribe. Like Omnitrope, 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 Omnitrope, we also prescribe these popular brands of injectable HGH:
Now that you know a lot more about Omnitrope, 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?