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CinnaTropin® (Somatropin) is recombinant human growth hormone which has remarkable role for the growth of bones and muscles.

CinnaTropin® (Somatropin) is prescribed for children and adults who do not have efficient physiologic growth hormone; it treats their growth failure. People with chronic kidney failure, Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, short stature at birth with no catch-up growth, and other causes would get benefit from this medicine. CinnaTropin® (Somatropin) is also used to prevent severe weight loss in people with AIDS, or to treat short bowel syndrome.

CinnaTropin® (Somatropin) may also be prescribed for other reasons not listed in this website.

Dosage Forms and Strengths

  • CinnaTropin® pre-filled pen injector containing 5 milligrams (equivalent to 15 IU) of somatropin per 1.5 ml of solution
  • CinnaTropin® pre-filled pen injector containing 10 milligrams (equivalent to 30 IU) of somatropin per 1.5 ml of solution

Indication and Usage

  • It is used to treat growth hormone deficiency.
  • It is used to treat some patients who have problems growing normally
  • It is used to treat short bowel syndrome.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

How to Use?

Do not shake the solution.

Do not use if the solution is cloudy, leaking, or has particles.

CinnaTropin® is injected under the skin, as a shot into the fatty part of the skin.

Instruction for using CinnaTropin® pen:

  1. Take the pen out of refrigerator and wait until it reaches room temperature.
  2. Wash your hands with water and soap.
  3. The preferred injection sites are upper arms, thighs, and abdomen. Rotate the injection site with every injection.
  4. Hold the Pen with one hand. Remove the Cap by pulling with the other hand.
  5. Wipe the pen’s septum with an alcohol swab.
  6. Pull off the paper tab from the back of needle. While the outer needle shield still attached, place the needle on the pen and rotate clockwise to fix it on the pen. Use a new needle for every injection.
  7. Pull to remove needle outer shield. You will need needle outer shield to remove the needle after injection is finished.
  8. Gently remove the inner needle shield and throw it away. Hold your pen with the needle pointing up.
  9. In the first use, rotate the dose dialer until “2” aligns with the pointer in the dose displaying window.
  10. Tap the cartridge gently with your finger to help air bubbles rise to the top. Some small bubbles may remain in the cartridge.
  11. Press the thumb button until “0” aligns with the pointer in the dose displaying window. If you saw a drop of liquid come out of the needle, it means the pen is ready to use. If nothing comes out of the tip, repeat steps 9 to 11. If the problem does not resolve after four attempts, switch with a new needle. If the problem continues to exist, contact CinnaGen patient support center.
  12. Rotate the dose dialer until number “8” appears in the dose displaying window.
  13. Rub the injection site with an alcohol swab.
  14. Insert the needle straight into the skin at a 90-degree angle.
  15. Press the thumb button till number “0” appears in the dose displaying window.
  16. Hold the thumb button down and count slowly to 6 to ensure that the medicine has completely injected into the skin. Remove the needle out of your skin when you finished counting.
  17. Carefully replace the outer needle shield on the needle. Rotate the capped needle counterclockwise. Properly discard both the needle and the outer needle shield as directed by your healthcare professional.
  18. Put the cap on the pen.

What should I know BEFORE treatment?

You should not use this medicine if you have an allergy to human growth hormone or any other part of somatropin, or if you have:

  • a serious illness due to lung failure or complications from recent surgery, injury, or medical trauma;
  • cancer;
  • eye problems caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy); or
  • if you are being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome and you are overweight or have severe breathing problems (including sleep apnea).

To make sure somatropin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • diabetes;
  • a pituitary gland disorder;
  • abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis);
  • underactive thyroid;
  • history of head injury or brain tumor; or
  • a history of childhood brain cancer and radiation treatment.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take somatropin with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor

What should I know DURING treatment?

Tell all of your health care providers that you take CinnaTropin®. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.

Tell your doctor if you have signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, thirstier, hungrier, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.

This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this medicine.

Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking somatropin.

Follow the diet and workout plan that your doctor told you about.

This medicine may affect how much of some other drugs are in your body. If you are taking other drugs, talk with your doctor. You may need to have your blood work checked more closely while taking this medicine with your other drugs.

If you are 65 or older, use somatropin with care. You could have more side effects.

Contact Patient Support

If you notice any effects that are not listed above, discuss them with your doctor or click here to see Orchid Pharmed Patient Support Center contact details.

Pregnancy and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether somatropin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How Supplied / Storage and Handling

CinnaTropin® pen should be stored at 2-8°C in the original package prior to first use. After the first use, CinnaTropin® can be stored at room temperature (up to 25°C) for three weeks or in the refrigerator (2-8°C) for four weeks. Do not use beyond the expiration date stamped on the pen. Store the pen in the original package to protect from light and do not freeze.