Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020898/001.

Names and composition

"THYROGEN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of THYROTROPIN ALFA.

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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020898/001 THYROGEN THYROTROPIN ALFA INJECTABLE/INJECTION 1.1MG per VIAL

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020898/001 THYROGEN THYROTROPIN ALFA INJECTABLE/INJECTION 1.1MG per VIAL

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Thyrogen shot and side effects?
Ok I am scheduled to get a thyrogen shots on tuesday and wednesday and I am wondering what the side effects could be from these shots from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE only I have never had this done and I am a little nervous I have only had the treatments where I go off my meds for 6 weeks and that is awful any personal... Asked by Chris Kelley 1 year ago.

Ok I am scheduled to get a thyrogen shots on tuesday and wednesday and I am wondering what the side effects could be from these shots from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE only I have never had this done and I am a little nervous I have only had the treatments where I go off my meds for 6 weeks and that is awful any personal input would be helpful to help myself prepare and also is this considered a reliable treatment as I have already had a recurrence once and I like being cancer free Answered by Chanda Lucear 1 year ago.

THYROGEN (Brand name) and its base drugs Somatrem and somatropin are man-made versions of human growth hormone. Growth hormone is naturally produced by the pituitary gland and is necessary to stimulate growth in children. Man-made growth hormone may be used in children who have certain conditions that cause failure to grow normally. These conditions include growth hormone deficiency (inability to produce enough growth hormone), kidney disease, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), and Turner's syndrome. Growth hormone is also used in adults to treat growth failure and to treat weight loss caused by acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Side Effects Leukemia has been reported in a few patients after treatment with growth hormone. However, it is not definitely known whether the leukemia was caused by the growth hormone. Leukemia has also been reported in patients whose bodies do not make enough growth hormone and who have not yet been treated with man-made growth hormone. However, discuss this possible effect with your doctor. If growth hormone is given to children or adults with normal growth, who do not need growth hormone, serious unwanted effects may occur because levels in the body become too high. These effects include the development of diabetes; abnormal growth of bones and internal organs such as the heart, kidneys, and liver; atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries); and hypertension (high blood pressure). Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: More common Abnormal or decreased touch sensation Blurred vision Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings Dizziness Ear infection or other ear problems (in patients with Turner's syndrome) Nervousness Pounding in the ears Severe headache Slow or fast heartbeat- Answered by Jordan Brookshear 1 year ago.

I have just gotten off the shot and it is a great relief. I got one period throughout the 3 months, which was extremely nerve wrecking. I also gained some weight and from what I have heard other girls gain 10-30 pounds. It gives some girls severe mood swings, including mysleft, which my boyfriend hated. The worst effect I think is that it may cause infertillity later on in life. I really recomend not going on the shot, even though it is very effective and there is nothing to remember to take, the side effects are awful and I havn't met anybody who's enjoyed depo. Answered by Elenora Burki 1 year ago.


What is a Thyrogen Injection?
I am having my second series of scans following my thyroid cancer treatment. I was told I could have a Thyrogen Injection which would spike my hormone levels and they could perform my tests without me having to go off my thyroid medicine. Are there any side effects to it and what exactly does it do? Asked by Francine Gutshall 1 year ago.

Oh let me tell you! This stuff is a miracle!! I have Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Before the first scan I had to withdraw completely from my throid meds and maintain a strict no iodine diet for a month. I was so sick I couldn't lift my head! This year I was prepared to do it again. The doc said that she would give me a shot on Monday, a shot on Tuesday, swallow the iodine on Wednesday and have my scan on friday. What ruined months in the past was accomplished in 5 days without the sickness!! I had no side affects and was allowed to take my regular meds the entire time! Thyrogen is a gift! Answered by Nan Naegeli 1 year ago.


Does anyone know of a program to help with the cost of Thyrogen?
Despite the great insurance we have through my husband's job, we cannot afford the additional expense of Thyrogen ($500 our cost). We have twin 1 year old girls and keeping up with them was extremely difficult when I had to be hypothyridic for RAI treatment. Needless to say, I really am dreading being like... Asked by Cora Linzy 1 year ago.

Despite the great insurance we have through my husband's job, we cannot afford the additional expense of Thyrogen ($500 our cost). We have twin 1 year old girls and keeping up with them was extremely difficult when I had to be hypothyridic for RAI treatment. Needless to say, I really am dreading being like this for 6 weeks! Please let me know if you have ideas. Answered by Tonja Gun 1 year ago.

You could try and call ThyrogenONE at 1-88-THYROGEN (1-888-497-6436) and ask what your options are. Thyrogen is very expensive and that's why many people don't do it. As you know, the only other option would be going hypothyroid and raising your TSH the cheap way by withdrawing from your meds. Have you asked any family members to chip in a $20 each? Call Thyrogen and you insurance company too, and ask if there is any way to reduce your out of pocket expense. Good luck with everything! Answered by Arnoldo Scullion 1 year ago.

some doctors will work with you (payment plan), local charities, put your situation on the radio and let someone with a big heart help you if you feel comfortable with that, and no hospital can deny you treatment. Answered by Quinton Dublin 1 year ago.


Thyrogen injections for Thyroid cancer?
has anyone had these treatments for a radioiodine injection and scan? I am having my first injection on monday and i have to do something quite important later that day. i'm wondering about any side effects....did you feel jittery or nauseous or anything else i should know about that might prevent me from... Asked by Keva Mayson 1 year ago.

has anyone had these treatments for a radioiodine injection and scan? I am having my first injection on monday and i have to do something quite important later that day. i'm wondering about any side effects....did you feel jittery or nauseous or anything else i should know about that might prevent me from going about my day??? any information would be greatly appreciated!! Answered by Jeni Parayno 1 year ago.

I had thyrogen a couple months ago. I didn't have any side effects. The whole appointment took about 2 minutes and I went straight to work afterwards. Nausea is listed as a possible side effect, but it's a small % of people. Answered by Nathalie Capalbo 1 year ago.

Thyrogen Injections Answered by Bennie Hotovec 1 year ago.


Thyrogen or Meds Withdrawal...what would you do?
I was diagnosed with Papillary Carcinoma (thyroid cancer) in 2002. After a total thyroidectomy I waited a couple of years to have RAI. I went off my meds for 6 weeks (with a little cytomel for a few weeks) in preparation for my scan and RAI. My "big dose" was 100mci.Now it's time for my next... Asked by Jeffrey Lovenbury 1 year ago.

I was diagnosed with Papillary Carcinoma (thyroid cancer) in 2002. After a total thyroidectomy I waited a couple of years to have RAI. I went off my meds for 6 weeks (with a little cytomel for a few weeks) in preparation for my scan and RAI. My "big dose" was 100mci. Now it's time for my next whole body scan and my endo thinks that thyrogen shots would be better for me so I won't have to go off my meds to get my TSH up. Sounds great but I worry about the potential side effects like nausea and I also worry about whether or not the thyrogen will be effective in raising my TSH enough to get accurate WBS results. Last time, after going off meds, my TSH was about 190 by the time I did the scans and RAI. Will the thyrogen get my TSH up high enough? How bad is the nausea with thyrogen? Thanks for the advice... mari Answered by Kenyatta Favilla 1 year ago.

I just had this done last week. I didn't have any side effects from Thyrogen. I believe it actually raises your TSH higher. My endo is under the belief that the WBS is not that reliable, and the blood test (Tg) is a better indicator. This was my one-year follow-up so I did both the WBS and blood test. But now that it was clear (yeah!) she said going forward I'll probably just do Thyrogen with the blood test and skip the WBS. But back to Thyrogen. I had the injections on Monday and Tuesday (didn't hurt, same quick pinch as a flu shot). Then on Wed I swallowed the RAI pills. On Thursday I had the scan. Then Friday I had the blood test. It took until the following Thursday to get the results. Answered by Genevive Mince 1 year ago.


Thyrogen- Does it make you sick, need help finding info on thiss?
So my mom had cancer in her thyroid like a year ago, she is all good and she was doing better and now they need to keep checking her i don't know the deal, but she had to get these two shots yesterday and today, then for the rest of the week.. so she came home and said she felt sick yesterday and 20 times worse... Asked by Jesenia Magraw 1 year ago.

So my mom had cancer in her thyroid like a year ago, she is all good and she was doing better and now they need to keep checking her i don't know the deal, but she had to get these two shots yesterday and today, then for the rest of the week.. so she came home and said she felt sick yesterday and 20 times worse today and almost puked in the car and she wants me to look online to find out if "thyrogen 131" makes you sick, she is a nurse and she talked to the doctors and they said no.. but she still wonders, now i am good with the internet but couldn't find anything on it that says it makes you sick or not, so if you know or are good online could you look it up or tell me? thanks alot! Answered by Lakeesha Meza 1 year ago.

Nausea and vomiting are the most common side effects. 10.5% have nausea 2.1% have vomiting 1.3% have both Answered by Eloise Hahnert 1 year ago.


Anyone know anything about side effects for Thyrogen?
Thank you so much! Asked by Sammy Santarelli 1 year ago.

These are the side effects that I found for you. It also states that if your 16 or younger you should not take it. It's used to determine thyroid problems and to treat thyroid CA. I hope this helps. Common side effects: Head Pain Less Severe Feel Like Throwing Up Infrequent side effects: Dizzy Fever Flu-Like Symptoms Chills Throwing Up Numbness and Tingling Feeling Weak Rare side effects: Feeling of Throat Tightness Itching Feeling Faint Rash Wheezing Life Threatening Allergic Reaction Reaction due to an Allergy Signs and Symptoms at Injection Site Overactive Thyroid Gland Answered by Claribel Yerton 1 year ago.

Thyrogen Shots Answered by Jerome Pickerill 1 year ago.


Tell me about your experience with Thyrogen treatment.?
I am about to undergo Thyogen treatment as a follow up to thyroid cancer. I have so many questions -- did the 2 shots hurt? Did you throw up from the shots? How bad was it going low iodine? Anything else i should know? Asked by Elva Schrodt 1 year ago.

I have been through it several times for the same reason. The shots were not too bad. Everytime that I have had the shots, I have gotten headaches along the line of migranes. I never threw up. I stay on a low iodine diet. Be prepared that they may tell you after your scan to come back the following day. When they told me that, it terrified me. I saw my nurse in the hallway and I asked her about it and she said that it is sometimes happens. Good luck as you go through the treatment. Answered by Francis Fioretti 1 year ago.


I have Thyroid Nodules about 4 my doctor says surgery but is there another way?
my mom has Thyroid Nodules about 4 three small got smaller one big got just a little bigger....my doctor says surgery is suggested but is there another way to fix this problem? and what the heck is this?? its my mom that has this she is 50 im worried about her please educate me and let me know what her options are Asked by Angel Kalehuawehe 1 year ago.

if large nodule takes RAI after thyrogen injection, then RAI [radioactive iodine] can be used to treat the largest nodule. Also if nodule is cyst [not solid] PEI injection may shrink it. Answered by Don Helmbrecht 1 year ago.

A few months ago, I was very sick, zero energy, freezing cold, depressed, weight gain, thought I was dying. I read every word of this Hypothyroidism Revolution program and followed all the advice. My life turned around the first week. I started to feel human again. Within weeks my energy came back and I felt like living again. Get the entire hypothyroidism revolution system today? just choose the best option for you. Answered by Luella Sitz 1 year ago.

have you ever consumed thyroid supplement. I think, it will help you. It is sold online. Answered by Karissa Abend 1 year ago.


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