What is Tev-Tropin?
Tev-Tropin is a kind of injectable somatotropin (human growth hormone). It has a beneficial effect on metabolic processes, skeletal and somatic growth.
The production of growth hormone in the human body stops after the age of 20-25 years. Therefore, Tev-Tropin therapy allows increase the number and size of muscle cells artificially. Moreover, this drug allows you build muscle mass and restore optimal cartilage health.
Tev-Tropin therapy for patients with osteoporosis and hgh deficiency leads to normalization of bone mineral density. This drug increases the number of muscle cells, reduces cholesterol, activates protein synthesis, increases physical stamina, etc.
Tev-Tropin therapy is used as substitution treatment in adult patients in the case of diagnosed insufficiency of growth hormone, growth retardation caused by insufficient growth hormone production in patients during the prepubertal period, insufficiency of growth hormone caused by chronic renal failure and Turner syndrome. It is also used for osteoporosis and immunodeficiency diseases associated with loss of body weight.
Tev-Tropin should not be used in patients with brain tumors. Anticancer therapy should be completed before the initiation of Tev-Tropin therapy.
Tev-Tropin should be prescribed by competent physicians. Renal function should be examined before starting treatment. Treatment should be discontinued after renal transplantation.
Benefits of Tev-Tropin therapy
The most important effect of Tev-Tropin is that it causes regeneration of tissues. It is proved that Tev-Tropin helps build muscle tissue when used at certain dosages. This drug will help you burn fatty deposits, as well as improve protein synthesis.
Growth: somatropin stimulates skeletal growth in patients with growth hormone deficiency. The drug affects the growth plates of long tubular bones. Moreover, it helps increase the concentration of IGF-1, which is low in children with growth hormone deficiency. Long-term treatment with somatropin helps improve mineral composition and bone density in patients with osteoporosis. Somatropin activates the synthesis of collagen and stimulates the excretion of hydroxyproline.
Regeneration of tissues: the active substance enters the body and stimulates tissue regeneration. Moreover, somatotropin causes an increase in muscle mass.
Regeneration of new cartilage tissue: somatotropin stimulates the regeneration of muscle fibers, as well as cartilage and joint tissues.
Physical performance: children with growth hormone deficiency have fewer muscle cells than healthy children. Therefore, Tev-Tropin therapy leads to an increase in both the number and size of cells of skeletal muscles.
Fat-burning effect: hgh injections help our body burn fatty deposits. Somatropin therapy leads to mobilization of lipids and reduction in body fat reserves.
Stimulation of insulin production: somatotropin promotes increased secretion of insulin, which leads to an increase in protein synthesis.
When Tev-Tropin therapy is contraindicated
- Hypersensitivity to the ingredients of the drug;
- Malignant neoplasms (antitumor therapy must be completed before you start treatment with somatropin);
- Kidney transplantation (treatment should be discontinued in children with chronic renal failure).
- Intracranial hypertension;
- Hypothyroidism (including thyroid hormone replacement therapy);
- Prader-Willi syndrome.
Tev-Tropin dosage and administration
Dosage should be selected individually, depending on the severity of growth hormone deficiency, body weight, as well as the effectiveness of therapy.
It should be noted that Tev-Tropin injections should be done 3 times a week (inject the drug under the skin). It is recommended to change the location of injection in order to avoid tissue lipoatrophy.
The initial dose for adults is 0.1 mg. People with diabetes should not use this drug.
Tev-Tropin: the right dosage in sports
The duration of the course is at least 3-4 months. The basic dosage is 5-20 IU per day. Smaller dosages are useless in the case when it is really necessary to increase your muscle mass with hgh. As for the female body, the dosage of 4-8 IU is possible. It is worth remembering that one can quickly get used to somatotropin. Therefore, long-term administration (6 months and more) is useless.
If you take Tev-Tropin, you can also mix it with steroids, insulin and thyroid hormones, since this allows increase the effect of hgh. Insulin in combination with somatotropin is used to lower the level of blood glucose, which can fluctuate during Tev-Tropin therapy.
Note that excess growth hormone in the body can provoke the development of diabetes mellitus (it becomes possible only with a very long course). Thus, insulin is taken before each meal in the range of 5-10 IU. Do not forget that insulin significantly increases the anabolic effect of growth hormones. Athletes also prefer using thyroid hormones to monitor the functional state of the thyroid gland when taking hgh in large quantities.
Tev-Tropin possible side effects
Tev-Tropin therapy may stimulate the growth of muscles and bones. Your bones (in the arms, legs, and face) can become bigger. Also, the risk of acromegaly in patients with gonadal hyperplasia increases. Thyroid hypothyroidism can also be observed (these symptoms are extremely rare). Some of the patients may suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (temporary mild discomfort, slight swelling of the fingers). This effect can be expected with excessive dosages of Tev-Tropin.
Reduced blood sugar levels: this is the most serious side effect. Reduced blood sugar levels can lead to diabetes.
Impaired glucose tolerance: hgh therapy can lead to an increase in insulin and glucose levels. Patients who are on treatment with Tev-Tropin should be periodically tested for glucose tolerance.
Acromegaly: this disease is typical for people suffering from growth hormone hypersecretion. There is a risk of provoking acromegaly when using Tev-Tropin. Your bones can disrupt the normal function of the body.
Thyroid hypothyroidism: as a result, your body will have an insufficient amount of hormones that regulate metabolism.
Benign intracranial hypertension (headache, visual impairment, nausea or vomiting attacks): in this case, treatment with Tev-Tropin should be discontinued.
Leukemia: it has been described in a small number of patients with growth hormone deficiency (in both treated and untreated patients).
Neoplasms: Tev-Tropin is contraindicated in patients with active tumors. Treatment should be discontinued if there is any sign of tumor.
Peripheral edema, arthralgia, myalgia and paresthesia due to fluid retention may sometimes occur. However, these phenomena are usually mild or moderate. The severity decreases spontaneously when you reduce the dose of Tev-Tropin.
Other reactions: hyperemia, numbness, swelling.
CNS: intracranial hypertension, headache, visual impairment, nausea, vomiting.
Hemopoietic system: leukemoid reactions.
Metabolism: fluid retention, peripheral edema.
Endocrine system: hyperglycemia.
Musculoskeletal system: epiphysis of the femoral head.
Allergic reactions: skin rash, itching.
As a rule, the above-listed side effects are dose-dependent. They usually disappear with lower doses.
Acute overdose may cause hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Long-term administration may lead to gigantism, acromegaly, hypothyroidism.
Tev-Tropin interaction with other drugs
Tev-Tropin should be used with caution with anticonvulsant drugs, glucocorticoids, sex hormones, other hormonal drugs (gonadotropin, estrogens, anabolic steroids, thyroid hormones).
Tev-Tropin special instructions
Patients with diabetes mellitus should adjust the dosage of hypoglycemic drugs. It is also recommended to monitor patients with diagnosed intracranial hypertension. Tev-Tropin should be discontinued in case of edema of the optic nerve. Tev-Tropin should be discontinued in case of kidney transplantation.