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Shared Care Guidelines: Paediatric use of Recombinant human Growth Hormone (r-hGH, Somatropin)

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Last updated:1st Jul 2015

r-hGH is administered by subcutaneous injection or needle free transjection, once daily. Depending on the brand, injections may be prepared from multi-dose ampoules or by using cartridges in a multi-dose pen injection device or other disposable devices. r-hGH has a role in protein, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, in addition to increasing linear growth in children.


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