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It's easy to use.

We have 4 FlexPro® pens to inject Norditropin® (somatropin [rDNA origin] injection).

Easy to learn and easy to use.FlexPro® is easy to learn to use, and easy to use. (Please see the Instructions for Use in the Prescribing Information.)Some kids feel comfortable giving their own injection. Others participate by putting on and taking off the needle. You can give your child a part in the process (make sure you discuss this with your doctor).

Different pens for different doses.

FlexPro® pens come in 4 strengths, and they're color coded. Your doctor will decide which strength is right for you, based on the dose you need.

STRENGTH MAX. DOSE DOSE INCREMENTS
5 mg/1.5 mL 2 mg 0.025 mg
10 mg/1.5 mL 4 mg 0.05 mg
15 mg/1.5 mL 8 mg 0.1 mg
30 mg/3 mL 8 mg 0.1 mg

It's easy to select the appropriate dose: just turn the dial to the correct amount. You can adjust the dose up or down. And it makes a different clicking sound when dialing up or down.

No loading zone.

Novo Nordisk developed the first prefilled, preloaded, multidose delivery pen. The pen comes already filled with Norditropin®. You don't have to fill the pen, load medicine, change cartridges, or change batteries. This is great because there aren't a lot of parts to keep track of: just the pen, pen cap, and needles. This means you can take the pen on the go.a

a All Norditropin® products must be refrigerated prior to first use. Do not freeze. After initial use, Norditropin® pens can either be stored outside of the refrigerator (up to 77°F) for use within 3 weeks or in the refrigerator (between 36°F and 46°F) for use within 4 weeks.

Don't like needles?
Meet PenMate®.

PenMate® is a cover for the FlexPro® pen, and we created it for people who prefer not to see the needle on their pens. PenMate® comes separately and is designed exclusively for use with FlexPro® 5 mg, 10 mg, and 15 mg pens.

PenMate® completely covers the needle—meaning you won’t see the needle during injection. Just press the insertion button on PenMate® to insert the needle into the skin. With its large gripping surface, you can hold it firmly in your hands. PenMate® is reusable, too: just remove it from a used FlexPro® pen and reuse it with the next one.

Selected Important Safety Information

Who should not use Norditropin®? Do not use Norditropin® if: you have a critical illness caused by certain types of heart or stomach surgery, trauma or breathing (respiratory) problems; you are a child with Prader-Willi syndrome who is severely obese or has breathing problems including sleep apnea; you have cancer or other tumors; your healthcare provider tells you that you have certain types of eye problems caused by diabetes; you are a child with closed bone growth plates (epiphyses); or you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Norditropin®.

Indications and Usage

What is Norditropin® (somatropin [rDNA origin] injection)?

Norditropin® is a prescription medicine that contains human growth hormone and is used to treat:

  • children who are not growing because of low or no growth hormone.
  • children who are short (in stature) and who have Noonan syndrome or Turner syndrome.
  • children who are short (in stature) because they were born small (small for gestational age-SGA) and have not caught-up in growth by age 2 to 4 years.
  • adults who did not make enough growth hormone when they were children or when they became adults.

Important Safety Information (cont'd)

What should I tell my healthcare provider before I start Norditropin®?
Tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have diabetes, had cancer or any tumor, or have any other medical conditions.
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed.
  • take any prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements. Norditropin® may affect how other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Norditropin® works.

How should I use Norditropin®?

  • Do not share your Norditropin® pen and needles with another person. You may give another person an infection or get an infection from them.

What are the possible side effects of Norditropin®?
Norditropin® can cause serious side effects, including:

  • high risk of death in people who have critical illnesses because of heart or stomach surgery, trauma or serious breathing (respiratory) problems.
  • high risk of death in children with Prader-Willi syndrome who are severely obese or have breathing problems including sleep apnea.
  • return of tumor or cancerous growths.
  • high blood sugar (hyperglycemia).
  • increase in pressure in the skull (intracranial hypertension). If you have headaches, eye problems, nausea or vomiting, swollen hands and feet due to fluid retention contact your healthcare provider right away.
  • decrease in thyroid hormone levels.
  • hip and knee pain or a limp in children (slipped capital femoral epiphysis).
  • worsening of pre-existing curvature of the spine (scoliosis).
  • middle ear infection, hearing or ear problems in patients with Turner syndrome.
  • redness, itching and tissue weakness in the area of skin you inject.
  • increase in phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase, and parathyroid hormone levels in your blood.

The most common side effects of Norditropin® include:

  • headaches, muscle pain, joint stiffness, high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), and sugar in your urine (glucosuria).

Norditropin® is a prescription medication.

Novo Nordisk provides patient assistance for those who qualify. Please call 1-866-310-7549 to learn more about Novo Nordisk assistance programs.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Talk to your health care provider and find out if Norditropin® is right for you or your child.

 

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