Zorbtive is a synthetically produced human growth hormone, of DNA origin. Its chemical structure is identical to that of hormones secreted by the human pituitary gland. Consequently Zorbtive can be used as a replacement for endogenous, biologically produced pituitary hormones. Zorbtive is a highly purified compound and is known to effectively perform functions of natural hormones.

How does Zorbtive function?

Zorbtive is another form of the generic Somatropin, a human growth hormone used to treat growth hormone deficiencies in children and adults. While there are many forms of Somatropin available in the market, which treat GHD, Zorbtive is primarily used in the treatment of a condition known as Short Bowel Syndrome.

Short Bowel Syndrome is a rare intestinal condition that causes the process of nutrient absorption by the small intestine to become stunted. The condition is generally caused when over two thirds of the small intestine is removed or rendered ineffectual. Some children, however, are born with a congenital short bowel. The symptoms of Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) may include prolonged abdominal pain, significant weight loss, malnutrition, unusual levels of fatigue, and general fluid depletion. A person suffering from SBS is also likely to be suffering from diarrhea and steatorrhea. Steatorrhea is a condition of the bowel that causes excess fat to be present in the feces, making it appear oily. This is a sign of malabsorption by the small intestine.

SBS can be extremely painful and inconvenient to those suffering from it. Zorbtive, as a growth hormone, has the capacity to increase the rate of absorption of water, electrolytes, and other nutrients and is therefore used in the treatment of SBS. Typically, Zorbtive is used in conjunction with other medicine as well as a strict dietary regime.

What are its side effects?

Every synthetically produced growth hormone comes with some side effects. Zorbtive is no different. The side effects of the growth hormone vary from child to adult. Children may experience dizziness, vomiting, allergic reactions at the site of injection, insomnia, hypothyroidism, edema, and other such symptoms. Adults may experience these symptoms as well but are typically forced to endure carpal tunnel syndrome, pancreatitis, headaches, rashes, etc.

All patients of Zorbtive are prone to experiencing muscle aches, and joint pains. Young children may complain of tightness of chest, pressure in the head, and sleep apnea. If this is the case, the treatment must be stopped or the dosage should be reduced.

Where is it manufactured?

Zorbtive is a growth hormone manufactured by EMD Serono, a pharmaceutical company with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The price of Zorbtive is difficult to ascertain as it is sold across a number of online and offline clinics and pharmacies. However, it is generally sold for between $65 and $135 per IU.