Omnitrope Cartridge 5 mg
This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- endocrine disorder
- growth disorders
- nutritional malabsorption
- decreased appetite
This medicine will be given to you at home.
This medicine is used by injecting it into the skin. Please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for the correct places on your body where this medicine can be injected.
Carefully follow the instructions for preparing this medicine before injection.
Read and make sure you understand the instructions for measuring your dose and using the syringe before using this medicine.
The medicine needs to be mixed before being injected.
Check the medicine before each use. If the liquid medicine has any particles in it, appears discolored, or if the vial appears damaged, do not use it.
Do not shake the medicine before using.
Store new medicine in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. Do not allow them to freeze.
If the medicine becomes frozen, you will need to throw it away.
Protect medicine from light.
Do not store the medicine pen with the needle attached. Always remove the needle after each use.
Never use any medicine that has expired.
Discard unused, mixed medicine after 28 days in the refrigerator.
Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.
You or a family member can be trained to give this medicine at home.
Avoid injecting the medicine within 2 inches around the navel.
Change the location of the injection each time. Choose a location at least 1 inch from the last injection.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.
Talk to your doctor before taking other medicines, including aspirins and ibuprofen containing products. Speak to your doctor about which medicines are safe to use while you are on this medicine.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
It is very important that you continue using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Please do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better after the first few days.
This medicine may affect your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor before changing the dose of your diabetes medicine.
This medicine may cause higher blood sugar levels or diabetes. Please follow your doctor's instructions and check your blood sugar level regularly while on this medicine.
If you have diabetes and use urine glucose tests, this medicine may cause incorrect results. Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your diabetes treatment plan.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.
This medicine may interfere with some lab test results. Be sure to tell all your healthcare providers that you are taking this medicine.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not take the medicine more than once during 24 hours.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Monitor your blood sugar as instructed by your doctor.
Adjust the amount of insulin only as recommended by your doctor.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor right away if you notice slow or shallow breathing.
Used needles and syringes should be thrown away properly in a medical waste container. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need help.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- lack of energy and tiredness
- change in the amount of fat under the skin around the injection site
- reaction at the area of the injection (pain, redness, swelling)
- muscle pain
If you have any of the following side effects, you may be getting too much medicine. Please contact your doctor to let them know about these side effects.
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- increased risk of cancer
- ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- severe or persistent headache
- fast or irregular heart beats
- high blood sugar
- high blood pressure
- pain in the joints
- feeling of numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
- shortness of breath
- change in the size or color of a skin mole
- severe stomach or bowel pain
- symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
- unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
- blurring or changes of vision
- severe or persistent vomiting
- sudden or unexplained weight gain
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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