Somatropin is a form of human growth hormone. Human growth hormone is important in the body for the growth of bones and muscles. Somatropin is used to treat growth failure in children and adults who lack natural growth hormone, and in those with chronic kidney failure, Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, short stature at birth with no catch-up growth, and other causes. Somatropin is also used to prevent severe weight loss in people with AIDS, or to treat short bowel syndrome. Somatropin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Serostim is a synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) that is created by recombinant DNA technology. Serostim is available in a generic form as somatropin and belongs to a drug class growth hormone. Serostim, with other drugs to treats AIDS wasting such as weight and appetite loss in people with HIV. Serostim acts by enhancing body mass, lean body weight and also physical endurance.