Novogen contains a biosynthetic human growth hormone called somatropin which is identical to the growth hormone produced naturally in the body. Children need growth hormone to help them grow, but adults also need it for their general health.
Novogen is used to treat growth failure in children:
• If they have no or very low production of growth hormone (growth hormone deficiency)
• If they have Turner syndrome (a genetic problem which may affect growth)
• If they have reduced kidney function
• If they are short and were born small for gestational age (SGA).
Novogen is used as a growth hormone replacement in adults:
In adults, Novogen is used to replace growth hormone if their growth hormone production has been decreased since childhood or has been lost in adulthood because of a tumor, treatment of a tumor, or a disease that affects the gland which produces growth hormone. If you have been treated for growth hormone deficiency during childhood, you will be retested after completion of growth. If growth hormone deficiency is confirmed, you should continue treatment.