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H SYSTEMIC HORMONAL PREPARATIONS, EXCL. SEX HORMONES AND INSULINS

This group comprises all hormonal preparations for systemic use, except:

- Insulins, see A10.
- Anabolic steroids, see A14.
- Catecholamines, see C01C and R03C.
- Sex hormones, see G03.
- Sex hormones used in treatment of neoplastic diseases, see L02.

The DDDs are generally based on the treatment or diagnosis of endocrine disorders.


H01 PITUITARY AND HYPOTHALAMIC HORMONES AND ANALOGUES
H01A ANTERIOR PITUITARY LOBE HORMONES AND ANALOGUES

This group comprises anterior pituitary lobe hormones; extracts, purified natural hormones and synthetic analogues.

Somatropin antagonists are classified in H01AX.


H01AC Somatropin and somatropin agonists

Mecasermin (insulin like growth factor) is classified in this group since it is used on the same indications as somatropin and somatrem. High strength preparations of sermorelin are classified here.
Low strength preparations used as diagnostic agents for pituitary function are classified in V04CD.

The DDDs are based on the treatment of growth retardation in children with a body weight of 25 kg.


    ATC code  Name  DDD  U Adm.R Note
    H01AC03  mecasermin mg 

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Last updated: 2013-12-19