How ZOMACTON® may help

What it does

Since your child’s body isn’t making enough growth hormone (specifically somatropin), ZOMACTON® is injected to replace that growth hormone. In fact, it’s identical in structure to the natural growth hormone made by the body’s pituitary gland.1

ZOMACTON® is a low-cost option*

  • You may be able to significantly reduce your treatment cost with ZOMACTON®*
  • Whether you have prescription drug coverage or pay with cash, ZOMACTON® may help you minimize costs*

Learn more about savings and support.

How growth hormone works

Growth hormone plays an important part to promote normal growth in children and adolescents. It’s made in the pituitary gland and flows through the blood to directly activate growth in different body tissues—especially bone and cartilage.2 Growth hormone also triggers the liver to produce more of a substance that boosts the effects of growth hormone.2

Learn more about pediatric growth hormone deficiency (pGHD).

Growth hormone and growth hormone deficiency
What you may expect with ZOMACTON 5mg or 10 mg

What to expect

With ZOMACTON®, your child may grow to a height similar to other children of the same age. While every child’s body will respond to ZOMACTON® differently, most children who receive growth hormone replacement therapy reach a normal adult height that matches the average height of others in their family.

Starting therapy

When your doctor prescribes ZOMACTON®, and your child begins therapy, there can be a sudden “spurt” in his or her growth rate. It may be noticeable in the first 3 or 4 months. Eventually, your child’s growth rate should progress more slowly, but remain steady.1,3

Ready. Set. ZOMA-Jet

For some children, just the thought of a needle can be frightening. Sadly, this fear can turn treatment into a struggle. ZOMACTON® now offers a device that allows you to deliver your child's medicine needle-free. And nurse educators are available to help get you started.

  • 3 ROUTINE STEPS to completely needle-free dose delivery

    After you familiarize yourself with the ZOMA-Jet 10 instructions for use, administration involves:

    RIGHT: Turn right to reset
    LEFT: Turn left to fill the dose
    CLICK: Click to deliver the dose

    See full instructions below.

  • How needle-free dose delivery can help your child

    • Your child may be more likely to take their medication using a device with NO NEEDLE vs one with a needle4
    • Go from needle-sticks to clicks
    • Proven to be just as effective as vial and syringe5

    Ask your doctor about
    ZOMA-Jet 10, or call
    844-944-ZOGO (9646)
    (Mon-Fri, 9AM to 7PM EST)
    to learn more.

Staying the course

No matter how your child responds to therapy, it’s important to follow your doctor’s instruction. NEVER increase the dose or number of injections unless instructed by your doctor.

Stay positive. You should see results over time. Remember that growth is a slow process that can take months or years. Your doctor will talk with you about realistic short- and long-term expectations and how long treatment will be necessary.

Follow your doctor�s orders

ZOMACTON® and ZOMA-Jet® 10 Instructions for Use

Get step-by-step instruction on how to use ZOMA-Jet® 10.

Download ZOMA-Jet® 10 Instructions for Use

 

ZOMACTON® is also available in vial-and-syringe delivery for those preferring the standard approach to administration with a small needle.1

*Individual out-of-pocket costs for eligible patients may vary based upon a variety of factors, including your specific insurance plan requirements. Call the ZoGo Support Program at 1-844-944-ZOGO (9646) for additional details.

References: 1. ZOMACTON [prescribing information]. Parsippany, NJ: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. 2. Hall JE. Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. 12th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011. 3. Rieser PA. Pediatric growth hormone deficiency. In: Owens RP, Root Aw. Growth Hormone Deficiency. The Human Growth Hormone Foundation booklet. 1979. 4. Spoudeas HA, Bajaj P, Sommerford N. Maintaining persistence and adherence with subcutaneous growth-hormone therapy in children: comparing jet-delivery and needle-based devices. Patient Prefer Adher. 2014;8:1255-1263. 5. Agerso H, Moller-Pederson J, Cappi S, Thomann P, Jesussek B, Senderovitz T. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a new formulation of recombinant human growth hormone administered by ZomaJet 2 Vision, a new needle-free device, compared to subcutaneous administration using a conventional syringe. J Clin Pharmacol. 2002;42:1262-1268.