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Omnitrope (Somatropin Subcutaneous) - Summary



OMNITROPE™ somatropin [rDNA origin] for injection is a polypeptide hormone of recombinant DNA origin.

OMNITROPE™ is indicated for:

  • Long-term treatment of pediatric patients who have growth failure due to an inadequate secretion of endogenous growth hormone.
  • Long-term replacement therapy in adults with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) of either childhood- or adult- onset etiology. GHD should be confirmed by an appropriate growth hormone stimulation test.

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Published Studies Related to Omnitrope (Somatropin Subcutaneous)

Bioequivalence studies of omnitrope, the first biosimilar/rhGH follow-on protein: two comparative phase 1 randomized studies and population pharmacokinetic analysis. [2010.11]
This article discusses the bioequivalence of Omnitrope (Sandoz's rhGH biosimilar) and Genotropin (reference rhGH product), assessed in the first 2 clinical phase 1 studies conducted during the development of Omnitrope. Both of these phase 1 studies were randomized, double-blind, crossover studies, each involving 24 healthy volunteers who underwent pituitary somatrope cell down-regulation using octreotide...

Cost-effectiveness of somatropin for the treatment of short children born small for gestational age. [2010.06]
BACKGROUND: Short children born small for gestational age (SGA) may be at increased risk for long-term morbidity and reduced health-related quality of life (HRQoL) due to their short stature. Normalization of height in childhood and adolescence is possible in such children via the use of the recombinant human growth hormone somatropin. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether somatropin was a cost-effective treatment option in short children born SGA... CONCLUSION: In this model, somatropin was a cost-effective treatment option for short children born SGA from the perspective of the UK NHS.

Bioequivalence between novel ready-to-use liquid formulations of the recombinant human GH Omnitrope and the original lyophilized formulations for reconstitution of Omnitrope and Genotropin. [2010.06]
OBJECTIVE: Two strengths of a novel ready-to-use liquid preparation of the recombinant human GH (rhGH) Omnitrope were developed to increase the convenience for the patients. DESIGN: Omnitrope 3.3 mg/ml solution or Omnitrope 6.7 mg/ml solution was compared to Omnitrope 5 mg/ml powder and Genotropin 5 mg/ml powder in terms of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, safety, and local tolerance after a single s.c. dose of 5 mg... CONCLUSIONS: Omnitrope 3.3 mg/ml solution, 6.7 mg/ml solution, and 5 mg/ml powder, and Genotropin 5 mg/ml powder are bioequivalent, have similar pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles, and are equally safe. Overall, the products can be considered to be therapeutically interchangeable.

Relative bioavailability of two drug products of somatropin obtained from either the milk of transgenic cows or bacterial culture. [2010]
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to assess the relative bioavailability of the first somatropin produced in transgenic cloned cows that carry the human growth hormone (GH) gene (Biohormon) and somatropin produced in Escherichia coli culture (HHT), the procedure most frequently used for the commercial production of the hormone... CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that a single dose of Biohormon, the first product with somatropin obtained from milk of transgenic mammals, is bioequivalent to the reference product HHT according to standard criteria. Copyright (c) 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Cost-effectiveness of somatropin for the treatment of short children born small for gestational age. [2010]
cost-effective treatment option in short children born SGA... CONCLUSION: In this model, somatropin was a cost-effective treatment option for

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Clinical Trials Related to Omnitrope (Somatropin Subcutaneous)

Saizen® Solution for Injection Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) Immunogenicity Study [Terminated]
To assess the immunogenicity of Saizen® solution for injection in adult subjects with documented Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD).

Albright Hereditary Osteodystrophy: Growth Hormone Trial and Cognitive/Behavioral Assessments [Recruiting]
We, the researchers, have found that growth hormone deficiency is very common in patients with pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1a, which falls under the broader condition termed Albright hereditary osteodystrophy. Patients with pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1a typically are short and obese. Some of these patients are not short during childhood, but due to a combination of factors, they end up short as adults. We are evaluating the effect of growth hormone treatment in those patients with pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1a who are found to be growth hormone deficient. We hypothesize that growth hormone deficiency may contribute to the short stature and obesity found in this condition. We are also evaluating the effect of growth hormone on patients with pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1a who are not growth hormone deficient (ie., growth hormone sufficient). We are also evaluating neurocognitive and psychosocial functioning in participants with AHO in order to determine the specific impairments that are most common in the condition and to determine the best approach toward management.

Funding source - - FDA OOPD [R01 FD003409 (in no-cost extension year) and R01 FD002568 (which

has ended)]

An Open-label Phase 4 Study to Explore Immunogenicity of the Liquid Formulation of Saizen® in Subjects With Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD) [Recruiting]
This is an open-label, single-arm, multicenter, Phase 4 study to explore the immunogenicity of the liquid formulation of Saizen® in subjects with Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD), who are growth hormone (GH) treatment-naïve or who had prior GH treatment for GHD which was stopped at least 1 month prior to Screening and have no contraindication to the use of GH.

Evaluation of Overall Compliance and Duration of Zomacton® Treatment With the Zomajet® Needle-free Device [Completed]
The purpose of this strictly observational, prospective, longitudinal study is to evaluate with sufficient precision the rate of overall treatment compliance from one year to 3 years of follow-up of the patients. Somatotropin is indicated in the long-term treatment of children with growth retardation related to a deficiency in secretion of growth hormone and in the long-term treatment of growth retardation related to Turner's syndrome confirmed by chromosomal analysis. These are the two indications of Zomacton�® 4 mg and 10 mg injection solution. The use of the Zomajet® needle-free device (Zomajet® 2 Vision, reserved for the administration of Zomacton® 4 mg or of the Zomajet® Vision X needle-free device, reserved for the administration of Zomacton® 10 mg), allows the product to be administered by percutaneous transjection (needle-free) and can be used by the child directly or by the family after an initial training. In April 2004, the CEPP (Commission for the Evaluation of Products and Services) requested a follow-up of the cohort of patients using the Zomajet® 2 Vision system measuring the compliance and duration of use of the device. The number of patients initiated on Zomacton treatment using the Zomajet® needle-free device is estimated to 30. Over a period of inclusion of 3 years, we therefore estimate that 90 patients will be treated. In the cohort studied the patients will be followed-up for 1 year at least and for 3 years at the maximum. The rate of treatment compliance will be evaluated according to the ratio of the actual duration of administration over the total duration recommended by the physician during the observation period.

Diurnal Variation of Exogenous Peptides (GH Puls/Jurgita I) [Completed]
This is an exploratory trial with four cross-over arms measuring the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles of growth hormone using two different modes of growth hormone administration (subcutaneous infusion into the abdomen or subcutaneous bolus injection in the thigh) in 8 adult male or female patients with growth hormone deficiency during interval exercise or in supine rest. The order of dosing regimen within the groups and between the groups will be randomised. All patients will go through four different treatment sessions: A/B Single subcutaneous bolus injection, supine rest without/with interval exercise, sessions C/D: Continuous subcutaneous infusion, supine rest without/with interval exercise. Hypotheses: 1) There is day-to-day variation of exogenous growth hormone, 2)Concentration of growth hormone decreases due to exercise compared to supine rest, 3)There is a circadian variation in pharmacokinetics of exogenous growth hormone infused subcutaneously

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Reports of Suspected Omnitrope (Somatropin Subcutaneous) Side Effects

Headache (4)Viith Nerve Paralysis (3)Rash (2)Convulsion (2)Syncope (2)Hypersensitivity (1)Haemorrhage (1)Eczema (1)Pyrexia (1)Drug Abuse (1)more >>


Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Omnitrope has an overall score of 7. The effectiveness score is 6 and the side effect score is 10. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.

Omnitrope review by 46 year old male patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   HGH Deficiency & HIV
Dosage & duration:   .5 cc per day (dosage frequency: daily 5 days on , 2 days off) for the period of ongoing, been 6 months
Other conditions:   poor lipid profile
Other drugs taken:   testosterone, nandrolone ( Deca) and Noveral
Reported Results
Benefits:   skin seems to be producing more collagen and DEFINITELY has better texture and appearance. The low dose of HGH is something that needs to be considered as it really border a theraputic level. The bad side is the cost...500 per month at 1 cc per day. For men I cant tell you how happy I am with the low dose testosterone / Nandrolone (Deca) combination ( 100 mg per week). And generally speaking isnsurance companies DO cover injectable testosterone.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   see above

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