Biomatrop is a medicine that contains human somatropin in its composition, a hormone responsible for stimulating the development of bones in children lacking the natural growth hormone, and can be used to treat short stature.This medicine is produced by the Aché-Biosintética laboratories and can only be bought with prescription in pharmacies, in the form of injections that must be applied in the hospital by a doctor or nurse.
What is it for
This medication is indicated for the treatment of dwarfism in people with open epiphysis or retardation of growth in children due to lack of natural growth hormone, Turner syndrome or chronic renal failure.
How to apply
Biomatrop must be applied by a healthcare professional and the dose of treatment must always be calculated by the physician, according to each case. However, the recommended dose is:
- 0.5 to 0.7 IU / kg / week , diluted in water for injection and divided into 6 to 7 subcutaneous injections or 2 to 3 intramuscular injections.
If subcutaneous injections are preferred, it is important to change the sites between each injection to avoid lipodystrophy.
This medicine should be kept in the refrigerator at a temperature between 2 and 8 ° C for a maximum of 7 days.
Possible side effects
Some of the most common side effects of using Biomatrop include fluid retention, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, muscle pain, weakness, joint pain, or hypothyroidism.
Who should not use
Biomatrop is contraindicated for people with growth retardation with a consolidated epiphysis, in cases of suspected tumor or cancer or in people with allergies to any of the components of the formula.
In addition, this remedy can only be used in pregnant and lactating women under the continuous guidance of a medical specialist in this type of treatment.