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Patients being treated with Nutropin Depot (somatropin (rdna origin) for inj) and/or their parents should be informed of the potential benefits and risks associated with treatment. If home use is determined to be desirable by the physician, instructions on appropriate use should be given, including a review of the contents of the Patient Information Insert. This information is intended to aid in the safe and effective administration of the medication. It is not a disclosure of all possible adverse or intended effects.
If home use is prescribed, a puncture-resistant container for the disposal of used syringes and needles should be recommended to the patient. Patients and/or parents should be thoroughly instructed in the importance of proper disposal and cautioned against any reuse of needles and syringes (see Patient Information Insert).
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/5/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Nutropin Depot Information
- Nutropin Depot Drug Interactions Center: somatropin subq
- Nutropin Depot Side Effects Center
- Nutropin Depot Overview including Precautions
- Nutropin Depot FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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