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How is Norditropin Administered?

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 Delivery Devices

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:

Check the Prescription:

Before using Norditropin, ensure that you have the correct prescription from your healthcare provider, specifying the dose and injection frequency.

Gather Supplies:

Collect all the necessary supplies, which typically include the Norditropin FlexPro pen, alcohol swabs, and a sharps disposal container.

Wash Hands:

Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water to minimize the risk of infection.

Inspect the Pen:

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.

Choose the Injection Site:

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.

Prep the Skin:

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.

Dispose of the Pen:

Safely dispose of the used pen in a sharps container. Do not recap the needle or reuse it.

Rotate Injection Sites:

To prevent tissue damage, rotate injection sites as directed by your healthcare provider.

Keep Records:

Maintain a record of your injections, noting the date, time, and site used, to help monitor your treatment progress.

Safety Precautions

While administering Norditropin, it is essential to follow these safety precautions:

  1. Follow Medical Guidance: Only use Norditropin as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose without consulting them.
  2. Storage: Store Norditropin in the refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). Do not freeze it, and protect it from direct light.
  3. Do Not Share: Do not share your Norditropin pen with others, even if they have the same condition.
  4. Dispose of Needles Safely: Dispose of used needles in a sharps container to prevent accidental needlestick injuries.
  5. Monitoring: Attend regular check-ups with your healthcare provider to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan if necessary.


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.