8 Brands & Generics Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Injections Available By Prescription In The US

There are 8 brand name and generic forms of human growth hormone (HGH) medication that are available on the market in the United States. These medications are only obtainable by prescription from a licensed doctor. They are all controlled substances that are monitored by the U.S. government so they are not abused or misused. These are:

Growth Hormone Injections

  • Omnitrope
  • Genotropin
  • Norditropin
  • Zomacton
  • Humatrope
  • Saizen
  • Zorbtive
  • Serostim

The 8 HGH types are all potent, 191 amino acid sequences. They are only obtainable when a person gets a blood test taken to confirm that a growth hormone deficiency is present. The medications replace the missing hormone in the body and symptoms from the depletion decrease or become completely eliminated.

The prescribing doctor will determine which of the 8 brand and generic human growth hormone a person will need depending upon their medical testing and symptoms. The physicians will decide which medication will be best based on a (1) blood test, (2) a medical exam and (3) a medical history form.

Dosages And Therapy Cost

The dosage of HGH medication that is prescribed to a patient will be individualized based upon what that person needs for safe change. This is based on one’s:

  • Age
  • Body chemistry
  • Body composition
  • Symptoms being experienced
  • The brand of medication (different manufacturing companies charge different prices)
  • The dosage amount in the vial or pen
  • Whether the patient is using a vial/syringe or a pen

Below is a comprehensive list of the brand, manufacturer and price for HGH medications:

*Prices current as of 12.1.2017 – Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
Omnitrope / SandozPen 5mg (without cartridge)
Pen 10mg (without cartridge)
Cartridge 5mg
Cartridge 10mg
Vial 5.8mg
Genotropin / PfizerGenotropin Mixer ® 5mg
Genotropin Mixer ® 12mg
Genotropin MiniQuick Pen ® 0.2 mg
Genotropin MiniQuick Pen ® 0.4 mg
Genotropin MiniQuick Pen ® 0.6 mg
Genotropin MiniQuick Pen ® 0.8 mg
Genotropin MiniQuick Pen ® 1.0 mg
Genotropin MiniQuick Pen ® 1.2 mg
Genotropin MiniQuick Pen ® 1.4 mg
Genotropin MiniQuick Pen ® 1.6 mg
Genotropin MiniQuick Pen ® 1.8 mg
Genotropin MiniQuick Pen ® 2.0mg
Norditropin / Novo NordiskFlexPro® Pen 5mg
FlexPro® Pen 10mg
FlexPro® Pen 15mg
Norditropin NordiFlex pen 30mg
Not available
Zomacton / FerringVial 5mg
Vial 10mg
Humatrope  / Eli LillyHumatrope® Vial 5mg
HumatroPen® 6mg
HumatroPen® 12 mg
HumatroPen® 24 mg
Saizen /  Merck SeronoVial 5mg
Vial 8.8mg
Cool.click® 2 device
Not available
Zorbtive / EMD SeronoZorbitive Vial 8.8 mg$15,000
Serostim / EMD SeronoVial 4mg
Vial 5mg
Vial 6mg
cool.click® 2 device
Not available

Your medical consultant can let you know exactly what your cost will be after your testing, diagnosis and prescription has been completed. All patients will have different needs and this is why costs will vary from person to person.

Cost of HGH Injections

The cost of HGH injections will vary from patient to patient depending on several different factors. Some of the brands of HGH will be a higher price than others based on the manufacturer’s cost for producing them.

Some medications come in both pen and vial and syringes for delivery. The cost of the medication will change depending upon which self-administration method is used. The amount of medication within the vials or pens will vary as well. This will also change the cost of the medication.

Uses and Side Effects

HGH injections are used to replace missing growth hormone in the body that depletes with the natural process of aging. As the body grows older, all internal organs and glands innately slow down. This includes the pituitary gland that is responsible for creating and releasing growth hormone into the system. When there is not enough GH in the body, unpleasant symptoms can begin to occur.

Many people get legal prescriptions for their GH deficiencies and find that the medications help them to feel more energetic, alive, youthful and younger looking. The HGH injections can help with:

  • The regulation of body composition
  • Bone strength
  • Lowering the risk of osteoporosis
  • Muscle growth
  • Weight maintenance
  • Less noticeable cellulite
  • Diminished facial wrinkles
  • Less balding or thinning hair
  • Less sagging skin
  • A more youthful looking appearance
  • Better memory, focus and concentration
  • Faster metabolism
  • Help in healing faster
  • Good heart health
  • Better emotional and mental health
  • A stronger sexual libido
  • Help with erectile dysfunction
  • More strength
  • Better sleep
  • Less muscle, joint and body pain
  • Lower LDL cholesterol levels
  • Lowering the risk of heart disease
  • A stronger immune system

Side effects from the 8 brands and generics human growth hormone injections are rare when a person uses the medications with a prescription and medical supervision. However, as with any medication, side effects can occur.

Wrong dosage of HGH or tainted medication can cause problems if a person is not being monitored and does not buy HGH from a reputable clinic. Issues can occur such as:

  • Rash and/or hives
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Chest pressure or pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Loss or gain in appetite or thirst
  • Dark stool and/or urine
  • Mild depression
  • Irritability, mood swings and/or agitation
  • Lack of energy
  • Headache
  • Toothache, mouth ulcers and/or bad breath
  • Loss of sexual libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling and/or numbness in the body
  • Blurry vision
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Swelling of hands, feet, ankles, legs or hands
  • Swelling of mouth, gums, lips or tongue
  • Swelling of breasts (in men)
  • Blood clots

Side effects will vary from person to person if they occur. If any problems arise from any of the 8 brands and generic human growth hormone injections, they should be reported to the patient’s medical consultant immediately.


Below is a chart that compares the 8 brands and generics of human growth hormone injections. The chart breaks down the information by:

  • Brand
  • Manufacturer
  • Forms
  • Strength
  • Most prescribed Indications
  • Cost

Most of the medications listed below are used for replacing missing growth hormone in the body due to the natural aging process. Zorbtive and Serostim, both manufactured by EMD Serono are used for different purposes (short bowel syndrome (SBS) and HIV-associated wasting). These two brands are not prescribed for a growth hormone deficiency.

Omnitrope / SandozVials and PensPen 5mg & 10mg
Vial 5.8mg
+++++Growth Hormone Deficiency
Genotropin / PfizerVials and PensGenotropin Mixer ® 5mg & 12mg
Genotropin MiniQuick Pen ® • 0.2 mg, 0.4 mg, 0.6 mg, 0.8 mg, 1.0 mg, 1.2 mg, 1.4 mg, 1.6 mg, 1.8 mg, and 2.0mg
++++Growth Hormone Deficiency
Norditropin / Novo NordiskVials and PensFlexPro® Pens 5mg, 10mg, 15mg
Norditropin NordiFlex pen 30mg
++++Growth Hormone Deficiency
Zomacton / FerringVials and PensZomacton Vials 5 mg, 10mg+++Growth Hormone Deficiency
Humatrope  / Eli LillyVials and PensHumatrope® Vial 5mg
HumatroPen® 6mg, 12 mg, 24 mg
++Growth Hormone Deficiency
Saizen /  Merck SeronoVials and PensSaizen® Vial 5mg, 8.8mg+Growth Hormone Deficiency
Zorbtive / EMD SeronoVialsZorbitive Vial 8.8 mg Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)
Serostim / EMD SeronoVials and PensSerostim Vials 4mg, 5mg, & 6mg HIV-associated wasting

When Do Growth Hormone Injections Start to Work?

Human growth hormone injections will start to work at different times for different people. Not all patients will have the same experience, but generalizations can be made as to when changes in the mind and body will take place.

Below is a month by month guideline of approximately when human growth hormones will begin to work within a six month period of time:


During the first month of HGH treatment, a patient should start to feel more energized. This will change his or her whole personality and outlook on life. Lethargy will begin to diminish and the person will be willing and able to participate in more activities. Sleep will become easier and last for a longer amount of time.


Body metabolism quickens and weight loss begins. People will mostly notice the fat coming off of their abdominal sections. At the same time, muscles will become larger and more pronounced.


Skin elasticity becomes stronger. There is less appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Hair grows in thicker and nails grow faster. Self-esteem usually increases due to looking more youthful. Energy and stamina continue to increase.


Memory, focus and concentration become noticeably more acute. Sexual drive starts to increase. Energy continues to improve.


There will be an ongoing increase in energy, stamina, endurance and drive. Emotions become more stable with less depression, anxiety, irritability and agitation. Appearance continues to become more youthful looking and weight loss becomes more noticeable.


By month six, most of the symptoms derived from a growth hormone deficiency should be diminished or eliminated. Fat loss is apparent and muscle tone is improved. LDL cholesterol levels have improved, organs have grown and mental capacity and emotions have become much more stabilized.

During the sixth month period from when a person first begins to take his or her prescribed human growth hormone injections he or she will feel continuously better each month. With continuing medical supervision, any side effects can be eliminated immediately and quality of life will continue improving.

What Other Information Should I Know About HGH Injections?

Below are some key pieces of information to keep in mind while taking HGH injections:

  1. Make sure to always attend all of your scheduled appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your IGF-1 levels and other hormones should be checked regularly to continue to follow your response to your prescribed HGH injections.
  2. Do not let anyone else use your medication. When not in use, store unopened vials, needles, syringes and/or pens in a safe place away from other adults and especially children.
  3. Always dispose of used medication vials, syringes and needles in a sharps container.
  4. When delivering your injections, make sure to always rotate injection sites. This will eliminate irritation, redness or infection to the skin.
  5. Never self prescribe HGH injections. One should not take any more medication than the doctor has directed. One must always follow his or her treatment plan exactly as it is written.
  6. Never buy HGH injections from anywhere but a reputable, well known and proven successful HGH clinic in the U.S.
  7. Ask your medical consultant any questions you have about using your HGH injections

Expert medical consultants are available via phone or email for their patients. Those who wish to contact the clinic for the first time are welcomed to fill out the online contact form for a call from one of our professionals. Medical consultants will guide patients through the start of therapy and all throughout.

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