Lab Test Considerations
Monitor thyroid function prior to and during therapy. May decrease T4, radioactive iodine uptake, and thyroxine-binding capacity. Hypothyroidism necessitates concurrent thyroid replacement for growth hormone to be effective. Serum inorganic phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase, and parathyroid hormone may ↑ with somatropin therapy.
» Monitor blood glucose periodically during therapy. Diabetic patients may require ↑ insulin dose.
somatropin (recombinant) has been found in Davis's Drug Guide
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