Risks associated with Omnitrope therapy
It’s worth noting, first, that Omnitrope therapy is one of the safest and most heavily vetted medical procedures in practice.
One study, for instance, published in the European Journal of Pediatrics, which looked at patients receiving Omnitrope in the US and abroad, found that:
“Omnitrope® treatment appears to be well tolerated and effective in US patients and those from other countries. Across the… indications included, there was no evidence of an increased risk of developing uncommon or unexpected AEs with rhGH.”
With Omnitrope, you don’t have to worry about the quality of the medication in the same way that you would with certain other drugs not regulated by the FDA. When you source your Omnitrope from HGH For Men Clinic, you can rest assured that you’re getting legitimate, licensed, and regulated Omnitrope.
All those caveats aside, it’s still possible to experience side effects while taking Omnitrope. We’ll explore the side effects in greater depth coming up.
Why can’t I buy Omnitrope without a prescription?
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority to regulate medications such as Omnitrope. Omnitrope received FDA approval for sale and use in the US in 2006. But the FDA, importantly, licensed Omnitrope for sale with a prescription, not for over-the-counter retail like other popular medicines such as aspirin.
Buying, selling, or using Omnitrope without a prescription is illegal and carries significant legal risk. Illicit HGH users may be fined and even imprisoned. The US Drug Enforcement Administration and other local law enforcement agencies enforce the law and regularly bring charges against HGH users and sellers who don’t comply with the law.
The DEA explains the legal authority that it uses to control human growth hormone medications:
“Human growth hormone is not controlled under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). However, as part of the 1990 Anabolic Steroids Control Act, the distribution and possession, with the intent to distribute, of hGH ‘for any use…other than the treatment of a disease or other recognized medical condition, where such use has been authorized by the Secretary of Health and Human Services…and pursuant to the order of a physician…’ was criminalized as a five-year felony under the penalties chapter of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act of the FDA.”
Penalties for illegal HGH use include $250,000 fines and up to five years in jail.
In addition to the legal jeopardy that illegal HGH use causes, it is also dangerous to your health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has demonstrated that up to 1 in 10 medical supplies sourced from outside the United States and imported into the country are either substandard or fake. This means they often do not contain the advertised substances and may contain harmful, potentially toxic additives.
You can avoid the negative legal and health fallout associated with illegal HGH use by always relying on professional guidance to source your legal HGH prescriptions. This ensures you comply with the law and that you are getting high-quality, legitimate Omnitrope.
Can I take Omnitrope with other drugs?
Omnitrope is mostly okay to take with other medications. But there are certain medications that interact negatively with Omnitrope. If you are taking any of these drugs, discuss them with your doctor so that arrangements can be made to avoid harm to your health.
The over 400 drugs that are documented to interact negatively with Omnitrope include:
- Vitamin B12
In addition to interactions with certain other drugs, Omnitrope may also worsen certain chronic health conditions such as cancer or diabetes. Always discuss all relevant details about your health status with your doctor before beginning hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with Omnitrope.
The above is not an exhaustive listing of the many drugs (more than 400) that can cause issues for patients. Your doctor should understand all of the potential interactions and be able to advise you accordingly to protect your health.
What are the most common side effects of Omnitrope?
There are certain side effects that sometimes affect patients. The Mayo Clinic details some of the most common ones:
- Increased insulin resistance
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Edema (swelling in the extremities)
- Enlargement of breast tissue
- Joint and muscle pain
Most side effects can be corrected by adjustments in consultation with your doctor to the dose and/or frequency of use of Omnitrope, or other minor changes to therapeutic protocol.
What are the rare side effects of Omnitrope?
Less common side effects associated with Omnitrope used in HRT include:
- Chest pain
- Depressed mood
- Bone or skeletal pain
- Hair loss
- Burning or numbness in the extremities
Again, alert your healthcare provider to any of the above rare side effects so that proper adjustments to the regimen can be made. Never discontinue or change your dose without first consulting with your doctor.
Occasionally, rare side effects may be life-threatening. If you develop severe symptoms suddenly, don’t hesitate to contact emergency medical services for immediate help.
Can you overdose on Omnitrope?
Yes, it is possible to overdose on Omnitrope. Because somatropin acts in the body in the same way as endogenous human growth hormone (HGH), taking too much can lead to a hormone imbalance that can trigger severe negative health effects. WebMD explains that “symptoms of overdose may include: severe headache, severe nausea/vomiting, signs of low blood sugar (such as sudden sweating, shaking, confusion), ongoing swelling of the hands and feet.”
Avoid overdose by strictly adhering to the therapeutic protocol as designed in consultation with your doctor. Do not skip doses but if you miss a dose, do not double up on your next dose. Simply continue taking Omnitrope as advised.