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Somatropin IU dosage

Jan 7, 2005

Dear Doc,

I am going to be prescribed somatropin by my physician and am doing some research. One thing that confuses me is if I am going to be dosing at 5 mg per day, how many IU's is that per day? I'm asking because I'm researching my options on getting the best price.

Sincerely, Tim

Response from Dr. Pierone

Based on the package insert for Humatrope, 5mg of this form of hGH is equal to 15 IU. I assume that this conversion works for the other types of hGH as well.

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