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Unlicensed uses for growth hormone
  • Relevant BNF section: 6.5.1

Abstract

Synthetic human growth hormone (GH) is licensed for the treatment of short stature in GH-deficient children and girls with Turner syndrome (gonadal dysgenesis).1 GH is now also being used to treat children with growth failure due to other causes, as replacement therapy in GH-deficient adults and as an anabolic drug in certain groups of non-GH-deficient adults. This article discusses these unlicensed uses.

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  • Relevant BNF section: 6.5.1

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