Many counterfeit prescription drugs have reached the shelves of American pharmacies and in some cases have been given to patients. Some phials contained cheap generic versions of the drugs named on the packaging; others contained liquids with no active ingredients. The drugs involved two versions of the human growth hormone somatropin.
Juvetrope a human growth hormone brand containing somatropin is used for building muscles and burning fat. In addition, it also boosts daily energy. It comes in kits and a kit contains ten (10) UI vials of HGH, 10 ml NACL pH balanced injection water, Lot, and expiry number. The drug also has a lab certificate that can be viewed on the manufacturer’s website. That also indicates an encouraging level of transparency.
Somatropin is used to treat growth failure in children and adults who lack natural growth hormones. This includes people with short stature due to Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, short stature at birth with no catch-up growth, and other causes.
Somatropin is also used in adults to treat short bowel syndrome or to prevent severe weight loss related to AIDS. Juvetrope is developed in Panama City, Panama. Raw materials are sourced from Tier one manufacturers in Europe.
In recent times, this drug has found use beyond medicine and sports. The “Rocky” star was caught importing 48 vials of HGH into Australia that month and pleaded guilty to the charges in May. He was first caught with the hormone during a routine airport check. Then three days later, customs officials caught him throwing four vials of growth testosterone from his hotel room when they came for a search. He apologized for being “ignorant to [the] official rules” and setting a bad example for the public, a fear ABC News was more than happy to explore. Sly’s not the only celebrity who’s been caught with HGH; there were traces of the hormone detected in Anna Nicole Smith’s body during her autopsy.
Important Information about Juvetrope
You should not use somatropin if you have cancer, diabetic retinopathy, or if you are being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome and you are overweight or have severe breathing problems. You should not use somatropin if you have a serious illness due to lung failure or complications from recent surgery, injury, or medical trauma.
Before taking this medicine
- You should not use somatropin if you are allergic to somatropin or benzyl alcohol, or if you have:
- a serious illness due to lung failure, or complications from recent surgery, injury, or medical trauma;
- active cancer;
- eye problems caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy); or
- you are being treated for Prader-Willi syndrome and you are overweight or have severe breathing problems (including sleep apnea).
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- cancer (especially during childhood);
- breathing problems, sleep apnea;
- a pituitary gland disorder;
- abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis);
- underactive thyroid;
- a head injury or brain tumor; or
- childhood brain cancer and radiation treatment.
In some cases, somatropin should not be used in a child. Certain brands of somatropin contain an ingredient that can cause serious side effects or death in very young infants or premature babies. Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Somatropin may contain an ingredient that can cause serious side effects or death in very young or premature babies. Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
How should I use Juvetrope (somatropin)?
Your dose and brand of somatropin, and how often you use it will depend on the condition you are treating. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Somatropin is injected into a muscle or under the skin. A healthcare provider can teach you how to properly use the medication by yourself.
Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Do not use somatropin if you don’t understand all instructions for proper use. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.
Prepare your injection only when you are ready to give it. Do not shake the medicine. Do not use if the medicine looks cloudy, has changed colors, or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.
If your medicine comes with a syringe, cartridge, or injection pen, use only that device to give your medicine.
Juvetrope Real Or Fake
It is no longer possible to identify counterfeit medical products, by simply checking packaging and labeling. Improvements in technology have made it cheaper and easier to produce fake packaging and labels, making it nearly impossible for consumers and authorities to detect counterfeits without conducting tests on the products themselves, as illustrated by the sale of over one million counterfeit blood glucose test strips sold to unsuspecting U.S. consumers at drugstores in more than 35 states and in other countries around the world in the fall of 2006. The FDA reported no injuries related to the event, but the situation could have seriously harmed patients who used the faulty strips. Falsely high readings may have caused patients to inject unnecessary quantities of insulin, which could have caused severe hypoglycemia and possibly death.
The pricier the drugs, the more counterfeiters seek to mimic them to maximize returns, victimizing those patients at the highest risk who rely on life-saving medications.
Although the majority of reports are tied to drugs, a case arose in 2006 in which counterfeit glucose test strips made their way into U.S. circulation. The FDA reported no injuries related to the event, but the situation could have seriously harmed patients who used the faulty strips. Falsely high readings may have caused patients to inject unnecessary quantities of insulin, which could have caused severe hypoglycemia and possibly death
How to recognize a counterfeit medicine
- Spot the difference. Is the lettering on the packaging hazy and printed flat (rather than raised), or is the expiry date missing?
- Read carefully. Are the labeling and patient information in a language you understand? If there are misspelled words, contact the manufacturers – it can be a telltale sign.
- Use your senses. Is the medicine the same size, shape, texture, colour, and taste as your previous prescription?
- Feel for consistency. When you handle the drug does it fall apart easily? If so, it could signal a fake.
- Do a price check. Does the cost of the drug seem very cheap in comparison with your official provider? If it’s much lower, it could be a scam.
Buying medicines online
Prescriptions. Make sure the website you buy from requires a prescription and has a pharmacist you can contact for questions.
Licensing. Only buy from certified online pharmacies. Search the website for a declaration of authenticity or certification and double-check this with your country’s official drug regulatory agency. For example, pharmacies in the UK that are registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain can display a logo on their website.
Bank details. Don’t supply any credit card numbers unless you are sure the website has policies in place to protect your information and has a secure online payment system.
Promises. Statements such as ‘no risk’ and ‘money-back guarantees’ can be key giveaways of a counterfeit website.