How to use Norditropin: Step by Step Guide
The main effects of nordit Norditropin administration is the stimulation of skeletal growth, muscle mass and pronounced effect on the metabolism. Norditropin treatment normalizes proportions of the body, increases muscle mass, decreases fat mass and treat growth hormone deficiency.
Norditropin is a disposable, pre-filled with a Norditropin dosage pen for repeated injections, consisting of a cartridge 1.5 ml, fixedly mounted in a plastic pen-injector. In the bottom, the cartridge has a stopper in the form of a plastic plunger, and in the top –a laminated plastic disk-shaped stopper, sealed with aluminum cap. If you do not know how to use Norditropin, here is some important information on how to use Norditropin.
How to use Norditropin Simplex
Norditropin SimpleXx contains a biosynthetic human growth hormone called somatropin which is identical to the growth hormone produced naturally in the body.
How to use Norditropin Nordilet
Norditropin NordiLet is a pre-filled pen, which is designed to be used with NovoFine needles. The Norditropin dosage is delivered in clicks. Norditropin NordiLet delivers 1–29 clicks, in increments of 1 click for each injection.
How to use Norditropin Flexpro
Norditropin FlexPro contains 5 mg human growth hormone solution and delivers doses from 0.025 mg to 2 mg, in increments of 0.025 mg. Norditropin Flexpro administration is possible with Novo Nordisk disposable needles. Needles are not included with Norditropin FlexPro.
Preparation for Norditropin administration
Pull and remove the cap of the pen. Remove the protective cover from the needle and screw the needle NovoFine on NordiLet. Remove the outer and inner needle caps. Put aside the outer needle cap, as it will be used after the injection.
In the course of normal use, the needle and cartridge with growth hormone may have a small amount of air. To avoid the introduction of air and ensure proper dosing, hold NordiLet needle up. It is necessary to knock gently on the syringe and make sure that all air bubbles are gathered at the top of the cartridge. The air from the cartridge should be removed prior to each injection.
Keeping the needle upwards, turn the cartridge with a solution of the drug in the direction “clockwise” until one click. Continuing to hold the needle upwards, press the button until you see a drop of the drug. If it does not appear, it is necessary to repeat the procedure, but not more than 6 times. If a drop of the drug is not supplied, it indicates that the pen injector is faulty and can no longer be used.
To set the dose, put on the cap on the pen, set “0” in front of the dose indicator. The dose is set by clicks, so establish the number of clicks according to the required Norditropin dosage for adults. The device allows you to do from 1 to 29 clicks. The dose per click is 0.0667 mg (5 mg / 1.5 ml); 0.1333 (10 mg / 1.5 ml); 0.2 mg (15 mg / 1.5 ml).
If you understand how to use a Norditropin pen, let’s look at details of administration of Norditropin.
How To Inject Norditropin Into A Muscle
Be sure to know how to use Norditropin Nordilet pen before making the injection.
Injection procedure consists of two stages: Stage 1 – subcutaneous injection of the needle; Stage 2 – pressing the button to dose.
The patient should use the method of administration recommended by a physician.
Upon the injection, the needle should be left under the skin for at least 6 seconds. The button should be held fully depressed until the needle is not removed from the skin. This will ensure the introduction of the full dose.
You cannot rely on the sound of clicks to determine the required dose, so you should confirm it. Always check both scales to ensure the correctness of the doseset.
Do not forget to wash hands with soap and / or disinfectant before administration. It should never be shaken vigorously.
Proper dosage for Norditropin injections
The drug is administered once a day for the night. To prevent the development of lipoatrophy, you should change the injection site.
As replacement therapy for adults, it is recommended to start treatment with a norditropin daily dosage of0.1-0.3 mg / day and gradually, the dose is increased each month until reaching the dose needed for a particular patient.
The maintenance dose is adjusted individually, but rarely exceeds 1 mg / day (corresponding to 3 IU / day).
After the injection, put on the outer needle cap, unscrew the needle and, careful throw it again. Put the cap on the pen so that the dose indicator points to “0”.
When you remove and eliminate needles, follow general precautions to avoid the risk of inadvertent needle damage.
Do not use Norditropin NordiLet medication if the solution has ceased to be colorless and transparent as water.
The drug should be stored at 2 ° to 8 ° C in a refrigerator in a carton; do not freeze. Shelf life is 2 years.
After the first use of Norditropin NordiLet a dosage of 5 mg / 1.5 ml and 10mg / 1.5 ml should be stored for 4 weeks at the temperature rom 2 ° to 8 ° C in a refrigerator, or for 3 weeks at the temperature of not higher than 25 ° C; do not freeze.
After the first use of Norditropin NordiLet a dosage of 15 mg / 1.5 ml should be stored for 4 weeks at a temperature from 2 ° to 8 ° C in a refrigerator; do not freeze.