While taking growth hormone therapy, if you experience any of the following, you must tell your doctor:

  • If you get severe or recurring headaches, visual problems, nausea and vomiting.

  • About all medicines you are taking, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop. Some medicines may interfere with the growth effect of growth hormone.

  • If you develop a limp, or experience knee or hip pain.

  • If you are taking growth hormone due to growth problems associated with a kidney disease, it is important that you continue with any treatment for the kidney condition while using growth hormone.

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  • How will I know if the growth hormone treatment is working?
  • What dose of growth hormone should I take?
  • The situation when growth hormone therapy should not be given
  • Can growth hormone therapy be taken with other medication?
  • What should I tell the doctor before growth hormone treatment is started?
  • Are there any side-effects that you should look out for when taking growth hormone?
  • How long should I continue to take growth hormone?
  • Why do some children need growth hormone therapy?
  • How tall will I grow?
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