Used to treat children who are short or growing slowly because they:
- Do not make enough growth hormone on their own
- Have Turner syndrome
- Have idiopathic short stature, which means they are shorter than 98.8% of other – children of the same age and sex, are growing at a rate not likely to allow them to reach normal adult height, and for whom no other cause of short stature can be found
- Have SHOX deficiency
- Were born smaller than normal for the number of weeks of pregnancy and who do not catch up in height by 2-4 years of age
Used to treat adults who have growth hormone deficiency that began either in:
- Adulthood (as a result of pituitary disease, hypothalamic disease, surgery, radiation therapy, or trauma); or
- Childhood. Patients treated for growth hormone deficiency in childhood whose bones have stopped growing should be reevaluated.
Select Safety Information
You should not take Belitropina if you are having serious complications after undergoing open heart surgery, abdominal surgery, serious injuries involving many body systems, or life-threatening breathing problems. Deaths have been reported in such cases.
How should I store Belitropina?
Belitropina must be kept refrigerated (36° to 46°F [2° to 8°C]) before and after it is mixed. Do not freeze. Once Belitropina has been mixed and is in liquid form, vials must be used within 28 days. Throw away any unused Belitropina in a vial after 28 days. Before giving an injection, check the manufacturer’s expiration date on the vial. Do not use the vial if it has expired.