All medicines have risks and benefits.
Your doctor has weighed the risks of using growth hormone against the benefits they expect it will have for you.
The following side effects are usually mild and temporary:
- Swollen hands and feet due to fluid retention.
- Redness and itching around the area you inject. Some children may develop local skin reactions at the injection site, which appear and disappear during treatment. If you inject too often in the same small area damage may occur to the fat and tissues under the skin.
- When you are growing a lot, you may get muscle and joint pains. If this continues, it is important you tell your doctor.
If you are not sure whether something may be a side effect of the treatment let your Doctor or Clinic Nurse know.