Norditropin is a brand name for somatropin, a synthetic form of human growth hormone (HGH).
It is commonly prescribed to individuals with growth hormone deficiencies, including children with growth disorders and adults with specific medical conditions.
Proper administration of Norditropin is crucial to ensure its effectiveness and safety. This article provides a detailed guide on how Norditropin is administered.
Norditropin is available in several different forms, but one of the most popular and user-friendly options is the Norditropin FlexPro pen.
The FlexPro pen is a pre-filled, disposable injection device that makes self-administration relatively simple. Here's how it works:
Before using Norditropin, ensure that you have the correct prescription from your healthcare provider, specifying the dose and injection frequency.
Collect all the necessary supplies, which typically include the Norditropin FlexPro pen, alcohol swabs, and a sharps disposal container.
Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water to minimize the risk of infection.
Examine the Norditropin FlexPro pen to ensure that it is not damaged and that the medication is clear and colourless. If the solution appears cloudy or discoloured, do not use it, and contact your healthcare provider.
Common injection sites for Norditropin include the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. Your healthcare provider will advise you on the best site for your specific needs.
Clean the chosen injection site with an alcohol swab and allow it to dry completely.
Dial the appropriate dose of Norditropin as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
Pinch a fold of skin at the cleaned injection site and insert the needle of the Norditropin FlexPro pen at a 90-degree angle. Push the button on the pen to administer the medication slowly.
Keep the needle in place for a few seconds to ensure all the medication is delivered.
Safely dispose of the used pen in a sharps container. Do not recap the needle or reuse it.
To prevent tissue damage, rotate injection sites as directed by your healthcare provider.
Maintain a record of your injections, noting the date, time, and site used, to help monitor your treatment progress.
While administering Norditropin, it is essential to follow these safety precautions:
Administering Norditropin is a vital aspect of managing growth hormone deficiencies in both children and adults.
By following your healthcare provider's instructions and the guidelines provided here, you can ensure safe and effective treatment with Norditropin.
Always consult your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns about your Norditropin therapy.