Noonan Syndrome Medication

Updated: Feb 19, 2017
  • Author: Margaret M McGovern, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Medication Summary

Growth hormone may be used to treat short stature associated with Noonan syndrome.


Growth Hormone

Class Summary

Physiologic replacement for conditions of growth hormone deficiency.

Somatropin (Norditropin)

Human growth hormone produced by recombinant DNA technology (mouse C127 cell line). Elicits anabolic and anticatabolic influence on various cells including: myocytes, hepatocytes, adipocytes, lymphocytes, and hematopoietic cells. Stimulates growth of linear bone, skeletal muscle, and organs. Exerts activity on specific cell receptors including insulinlike growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Indicated for short stature associated with Noonan syndrome.