Somatropin Other names: Somatotropin

Active ingredient description

Somatropin is a potent metabolic hormone of importance for the metabolism of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins. In children with inadequate endogenous growth hormone, somatropin stimulates linear growth and increases growth rate. In adults, as well as in children, somatropin maintains a normal body composition by increasing nitrogen retention and stimulation of skeletal muscle growth, and by mobilization of body fat.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
H01AC01 Somatropin H Systemic hormonal preparations, excl. Sex hormones and insulins → H01 Pituitary and hypothalamic hormones and analogues → H01A Anterior pituitary lobe hormones and analogues → H01AC Somatropin and somatropin agonists
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
GENOTROPIN Powder and solvent for solution for injection Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

3D molecular structure

3D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 12629-01-5
DrugBank Drug: DB00052
KEGG Drug: D02691
RxNorm Ingredient: 61148
SNOMED-CT Concept: 325831003
Somatropin (substance)
SNOMED-CT Concept: 395883003
Somatropin (substance)
UNII Identifier: NQX9KB6PCL


Somatropin is an active ingredient of these brands:

United States (US)

Albania (AL)

Australia (AU)

Austria (AT)

Brazil (BR)

Canada (CA)

Croatia (HR)

Cyprus (CY)

Ecuador (EC)

  • GENOTROPIN as Recombinant human recombinant
  • SAIZEN as Somatropin human recombinant

Estonia (EE)

Finland (FI)

France (FR)

Hong Kong (HK)

Ireland (IE)

Israel (IL)

Italy (IT)

Japan (JP)

Lithuania (LT)

Malta (MT)

Netherlands (NL)

New Zealand (NZ)

Poland (PL)

Romania (RO)

Singapore (SG)

South Africa (ZA)

Spain (ES)

Tunisia (TN)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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