Is HGH available without a prescription?


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Injectable human growth hormone is only available with a prescription, according to WebMD. While some noninjectable HGH preparations are available over the counter, they have no effect on the HGH level of the human body and are completely ineffective, notes Sharecare.

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Noninjectable HGH comes in the form of pills and sprays. These variations are digested by the stomach before they are absorbed into the body, states WebMD.

Although synthetic HGH was developed to treat certain disorders and such use is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, most of the uses of the hormone are not FDA approved, notes WebMD. Some people use it as an anabolic steroid, along with other drugs, whereas others use it as an anti-aging solution. There is no concrete evidence that the hormone fulfills either of the alleged functions.

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