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Zorbtive Product Information

Zorbtive Product Information

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Zorbtive Overview:

Benefits. Side Effects, How to Use and Where to Buy

Zorbtive® is a form of prescription human growth hormone. Zorbtive® is primarily prescribed for the treatment of short bowel syndrome in adult patients receiving specialized nutritional support.

What is Zorbtive?

Zorbtive is a form of human growth hormone created in the lab using recombinant human DNA, so it exactly matches the HGH naturally made by the pituitary gland. It is used for any treatment that requires growth hormone therapy.

Zorbtive® is a highly purified preparation. It is available as a sterile, lyophilized powder available in 8.8 mg vials for single-patient use. Each 8.8 mg vial contains 8.8 mg somatropin, 2.05 mg phosphoric acid, and 60.19 mg sucrose.

Indications and Contraindications for Zorbtive


According to its manufacturer, Zorbtive® should not be used in patients with acute critical illness due to complications following open heart or abdominal surgery, multiple accidental trauma, or acute respiratory failure. Zorbtive® is contraindicated in patients with active neoplasia (either newly diagnosed or recurrent). Any anti-tumor therapy should be completed prior to starting therapy with Zorbtive®. Zorbtive® is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to growth hormone.


Before accepting a prescription for Zorbtive®, tell your doctor if you:

  • Have any kind of active malignancy
  • Have acute critical illness due to complications following open heart or abdominal surgery, multiple accidental trauma, or acute respiratory failure
  • Have active proliferative or severe non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Have diabetes or blood sugar problems
  • Have or had numbness and tingling in your wrist and hand (carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Have thyroid problems (hypothyroidism)
  • Have pancreas problems
  • have kidney or liver problems
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Zorbtive® will harm your unborn baby.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Zorbtive® passes into your breast milk.

In addition, tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you are taking, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Zorbtive® may affect how other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Zorbtive® works.

See your medication’s insert for a complete list of potential drug interactions.

Zorbtive Benefits and Side Effects

Zorbtive 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, Zorbtive injections have benefits as well as potential side effects.

Benefits List

In clinical trials, Zorbtive® has been shown to be effective in the treatment of adults with short bowel syndrome who are receiving a special diet. It is not known if Zorbtive® is safe and effective for use as a treatment for children with short bowel syndrome.

Side Effects List

Zorbtive injections are FDA approved for the treatment of growth hormone deficiencies in children and adults. Zorbtive is generally regarded as safe. However, as with any prescription medication, it has some potential side effects.

More common – According to the manufacturer, the most common side effects of Zorbtive® are:

  • Injection site reactions and rashes
  • Headaches
  • Swelling of your hands and feet
  • Numbness and tingling in your wrist and hand (carpal tunnel syndrome)

Less common – some of the potentially severe, though less common side effects of Zorbtive® include:

  • Neoplasms
  • Acute Critical Illness
  • Impaired Glucose Intolerance/Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypersensitivity Reactions
  • Lipoatrophy
  • Fluid Retention and Arthralgia
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hypoadrenalism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Intracranial Hypertension

See your medication’s insert for a complete list of potential side effects.

Your prescription for Zorbtive® will be tailored to best meet your particular goals and lifestyle. You will be carefully monitored over the course of your treatment with Zorbtive®, 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 Zorbtive®.

In Case of Overdose

Overdose of Zorbtive® could lead to hypoglycemia and subsequently to hyperglycemia. Long-term overdosage could result in signs and symptoms of gigantism and/or acromegaly consistent with the known effects of excess growth hormone.

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 Zorbtive® and all prescription medications out of the reach of children.

How much does Zorbtive Cost?

Zorbtive injections comes in 8.8 mg vials. A package of vials sells for 15,000.00.

How and Where to Buy Zorbtive

You cannot buy the Zorbtive HGH injections online or anywhere else, for the matter, without a doctor’s prescription.

If your goal is to get a prescription for injectable Zorbtive® HGH 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 Zorbtive.

How to Use the Zorbtive

Only use Zorbtive® exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Zorbtive® is injected under the skin (subcutaneously) 1 time a day for 4 weeks. Your healthcare provider will tell you where to inject Zorbtive®. Some examples of common injection sites include the top side of the thigh, the areas around the belly button, the back of the upper arms, and the buttocks or hips. Only use Zorbtive® exactly as you are instructed to by your doctor or pharmacist.. 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

Dosage information*

The daily dosage of Zorbtive varies by your age, weight, and the condition it is being prescribed for.

According to the complete Trusted sourceZorbtiveSerono, Inc.Go to sourcePrescribing Information provided by the FDA, Zorbtive™ should be administered to patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS) at a dose of approximately 0.1 mg/kg subcutaneously daily to a maximum of 8 mg daily. Administration for more than 4 weeks has not been adequately studied.

*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 Zorbtive®

Storage Information

According to the Product Information provided by the manufacturer, store unmixed vials of Zorbtive and sterile water at room temperature 59° to 86°F (15° to 30°C)

If mixing the medicine with plain Sterile Water for Injection, USP, mix and use it right away and discard any unused medicine.

If mixing the medicine with Bacteriostatic Water for Injection, USP (0.9% Benzyl Alcohol), the mixed medicine can be stored refrigerated at 36o to 46o F (2o to 8o C) for up to 14 days (2 weeks). After refrigeration, small particles may be present. This is not unusual for proteins like Zorbtive.

Do not freeze the mixed medicine. Allow the medicine to warm to room temperature before using.

Zorbtive Results 1-6 Months

What to Expect During the First Month

During your first month of using Zorbtive, 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
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Slight increases in exercise capacity

Two Months of Zorbtive 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

Zorbtive Results After 3 Months

Once you have been on Zorbtive 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

Zorbtive 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:

  • More energy
  • Increased stamina
  • 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
  • Increased endurance
  • Continued improvements in mental function
  • Improved cardiac function and heart health

Zorbtive 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.

Zorbtive Alternatives

Zorbtive is just one of several types of growth hormone our doctors prescribe. Like Zorbtive, 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 Zorbtive, we also prescribe these popular brands of injectable HGH:

  • Humatrope
  • Genotropin
  • Omnitrope
  • Zomacton
  • Saizen
  • Serostim
  • Norditropin

Now that you know a lot more about Zorbtive, 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?


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