Tev-Tropin is a brand of Somatropin, a human growth hormone that is synthetically produced. Tev-Tropin, in particular, is used to treat the condition of growth hormone deficiency, primarily in children. The compound, although man-made, is identical in structure to the hormones secreted by the pituitary gland, and thus has the capacity to replace these natural hormones, through subcutaneous injection. Growth hormones perform several vital functions in the physiological and psychological development of the human body.
What does Tev-Tropin do?
Growth hormone deficiency in a child, can impact both child and parent in very serious ways. In milder cases, where the child does not have any genetic disorder, growth hormone deficiency may be tackled fairly easily through tempered use of human growth hormones like Tev-Tropin. In such cases, the dosage and duration of treatment will be minimal.
However there are many cases of GHD in children, caused by other conditions that call for intensive treatment with human growth hormones. Tev-Tropin is often used to combat the effects of genetic disorders like Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner Syndrome, and Noonan’s Syndrome in children. Such kinds of disorders cause severe physical mutations in the child as well as growth retardation. These disorders may also manifest themselves psychologically through unbalanced mental states and eating disorders. Weight gain and obesity is a clear and present danger when it comes to children with these conditions.
Tev-Tropin is able to combat these conditions because it induces an increase in the rate of lyposis, increases the rate at which lean muscle mass is accumulated, improves the cholesterol profile of the patient, increases bone densities, and all in all, improves the vitality of an individual. It also affects a patient’s psychological make-up positively. Patients have experienced increased vigor and remarked how the hormone has alleviated symptoms of depression and anxiety. Essentially, the hormone enables a better quality of life for the patient.
Tev-Tropin can also be used on children suffering from renal disease such that endogenously secreted hormones are rendered ineffective. Furthermore, children with low rates of growth for their gestational age are also treated with Tev-Tropin.
What are its side-effects?
Side-effects of Tev-Tropin include allergic reactions, rashes, pressure in the chest area, joint and muscle aches, swelling of joints and limbs, increased pressure in the head area, headaches, vomiting, dizziness, and breathing troubles. Due to the possibility of adverse effects, patients with a history of cancer or diabetes are advised against consumption of Tev-Tropin.
Where is it manufactured?
Tev-Tropin is a product of Teva Pharmaceuticals, based in the U.S.A. Tev-Tropin retails at different prices at different clinics and pharmacies but it typically ranges from $25 to $45 per IU.