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17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

See FDA-approved patient labeling

Patients being treated with Norditropin FlexPro or Norditropin NordiFlex prefilled pens, or Norditropin Cartridges, (and/or their parents) should be informed about the potential risks and benefits associated with somatropin treatment [in particular, see Adverse Reactions (6.1) for a listing of the most serious and/or most frequently observed adverse reactions associated with somatropin treatment in children and adults]. This information is intended to better educate patients (and caregivers); it is not a disclosure of all possible adverse or intended effects.

Patients and caregivers who will administer Norditropin FlexPro or Norditropin NordiFlex prefilled pens, or Norditropin Cartridges, should receive appropriate training and instruction on proper use from the physician or other suitably qualified health care professional. A puncture-resistant container for the disposal of used needles should be strongly recommended. Patients and/or parents should be thoroughly instructed in the importance of proper disposal, and cautioned against any reuse of needles. This information is intended to aid in the safe and effective administration of the medication.

If patients are prescribed Norditropin Cartridges (to be inserted into color-coded NordiPen delivery systems), physicians should instruct patients to read the NordiPen INSTRUCTION booklet provided with the NordiPen delivery systems.

If patients are prescribed Norditropin FlexPro or Norditropin NordiFlex, physicians should instruct patients to read the PATIENT INFORMATION and INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE leaflets provided with the Norditropin FlexPro and Norditropin NordiFlex prefilled pens.

Date of Issue: March 2, 2010

Version: 12

Novo Nordisk® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.

Norditropin® , FlexPro ® , NordiPen® and Norditropin NordiFlex® are registered trademarks of Novo Nordisk Health Care AG.

© 2002-2010 Novo Nordisk Health Care AG

For information contact:

Novo Nordisk Inc.

100 College Road West

Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA

1-888-NOVO-444 (1-888-668-6444)

Manufactured by:

Novo Nordisk A/S

DK-2880 Bagsvaerd, Denmark


Relabeling of “Additional Barcode label” by:

Physicians Total Care, Inc.
Tulsa, OK 74146

PATIENT INFORMATION

Norditropin ® (Nor-dee-tro-pin)

(somatropin [rDNA origin]) injection

Read the Patient Information that comes with Norditropin before you start to take it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.

What is Norditropin?

Norditropin is a prescription medicine given by injection under the skin (subcutaneous) that contains human growth hormone, identical to the growth hormone produced in the human body, 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 do not make enough growth hormone

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)
  • you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Norditropin. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in Norditropin.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before I start Norditropin?

Before you take Norditropin, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have diabetes
  • had cancer or any tumor
  • have any other medical condition
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Norditropin will harm your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if Norditropin passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take Norditropin while you breast-feed.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Norditropin may affect how other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Norditropin works.

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

  • glucocorticoid medication
  • thyroid hormone
  • insulin or other medicine for diabetes
  • medicines that are metabolized by the liver
  • estrogen replacement medicines

Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if any of your medicines are the kind listed above. Keep a list of your medicines with you and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I use Norditropin?

  • Read the detailed Instructions for Use that come with Norditropin. Your healthcare provider will show you how to inject Norditropin.
  • Take Norditropin exactly as prescribed.
  • Norditropin FlexPro pens, NordiFlex pens and cartridges are for use by one person only.
  • Novo Nordisk disposable needles are designed to be used with Norditropin for each injection.
  • Always keep the pen cap closed on Norditropin when you are not using it.
  • Norditropin comes in 3 dose strengths for FlexPro prefilled color coded pens, 4 dose strengths for NordiFlex prefilled color coded pens, and 2 dose strengths for color coded cartridges.
  • If you inject too much Norditropin, call your healthcare provider.
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Just take the next dose at your regular time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time unless your healthcare provider tells you to. If you are not sure about your dosing, call your healthcare provider.
  • Throw away Norditropin when the cartridge is empty.
  • Refer to the Instructions for Use about what to do if you have less than a full dose left in your pen.

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, contact your healthcare provider right away.
  • swollen hands and feet due to fluid retention
  • decrease in thyroid hormone levels. Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check your thyroid hormone levels.
  • hip and knee pain or a limp in children (slipped capital femoral epiphysis)
  • worsening of curvature of the spine (scoliosis)
  • middle ear infection, hearing problems or ear problems in patients with Turner syndrome
  • redness, itching and tissue weakness in the area you inject
  • increase in phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase and parathyroid hormone levels in your blood. Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check this.

The most common side effects of Norditropin include:

  • headaches
  • muscle pain
  • joint stiffness
  • high blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • sugar in your urine (glucosuria)
  • swollen hands and feet due to fluid retention
  • redness and itching in the area you inject

Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Norditropin. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088). You may also report side effects to Novo Nordisk at 1-888-NOVO-444 (1-888-668-6444).

How do I store Norditropin?

Unused Norditropin FlexPro and NordiFlex pens, and cartridges:

  • Keep in a refrigerator between 36ºF to 46ºF (2ºC to 8ºC).
  • Do not freeze or expose Norditropin to heat.
  • Keep Norditropin away from direct light.
  • Do not use Norditropin that has been frozen or in temperatures warmer than 77ºF (25ºC).
  • Do not use Norditropin after the expiration date printed on the carton and the pen or cartridge.

After the first injection

  • Norditropin FlexPro, NordiFlex and cartridge 5 mg/1.5 mL (orange):
    • either store in the refrigerator between 36ºF to 46ºF (2ºC to 8ºC) and use within 4 weeks
    • orkeep for up to 3 weeks at no warmer than 77ºF(25ºC).
    • Throw away any unused medicine.
  • Norditropin FlexPro and NordiFlex 10 mg/1.5mL (blue):
    • either store in the refrigerator between 36ºF to 46ºF (2ºC to 8º C) and use within 4 weeks.
    • or keep for up to 3 weeks at no warmer than 77 ºF (25ºC).
    • Throw away any unused medicine.
  • Norditropin FlexPro, NordiFlex and cartridge 15 mg/1.5 mL (green):
    • store in the refrigerator between 36ºF to 46ºF (2ºC to 8ºC) and use within 4 weeks
    • Throw away any unused medicine after 4 weeks.
  • Norditropin NordiFlex pens 30 mg/3 mL (purple):
    • store in the refrigerator between 36ºF to 46ºF (2ºC to 8ºC) and use within 4 weeks
    • Throw away any unused medicine after 4 weeks

General Information about Norditropin.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in Patient Information. Do not use Norditropin for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Norditropin to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

This Patient Information summarizes the most important information about Norditropin. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about Norditropin that is written for healthcare professionals.

What are the ingredients in Norditropin?

Active ingredient: somatropin (rDNA origin)

Inactive ingredients: Histidine, Poloxamer 188, Phenol, Mannitol, HCl/NaOH (as needed) and Water for Injection

Date of Issue: March 2, 2010

Version: 7

For assistance or further information, write to:

Novo Nordisk Inc.

100 College Road West

Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

1-888-NOVO-444 (1-888-668-6444)

norditropin-us.com

US Patent Nos. 6,235,004; 6,004,297; 6,582,404; 6,716,198; 6,899,699; 5,849,704; 5,691,169; 5,618,697 and other patents pending.

Norditropin® , FlexPro® , Norditropin NordiFlex® and NordiFlex PenMate® are registered trademarks of Novo Nordisk Health Care AG.

Novo Nordisk® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.

© 2004-2010 Novo Nordisk Health Care AG

Manufactured by:

Novo Nordisk A/S

DK-2880 Bagsvaerd, Denmark

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Norditropin NordiFlex®

Somatropin (rDNA origin) injection

5 mg/1.5 mL Prefilled Pen

Using the disposable Norditropin NordiFlex® 5 mg/1.5 mL Prefilled Pen

Norditropin NordiFlex 5 mg/1.5 mL is a multi-dose, disposable, prefilled pen with liquid growth hormone able to deliver doses from 0.025 to 1.5 mg. The dose can be adjusted in increments of 0.025 mg. Your doctor will determine the correct dose for you. Norditropin NordiFlex prefilled pen is designed to be used with NovoFine® disposable needles (sold separately). Norditropin NordiFlex prefilled pen is not recommended for people who are blind or have trouble seeing unless they have the help of a sighted individual trained to use Norditropin NordiFlex.

Please read these instructions carefully before using this pen

Norditropin NordiFlex 5 mg/1.5 mL Prefilled Pen
(click image for full-size original)

1 Preparing Norditropin NordiFlex 5 mg/1.5 mL for injection

A. Pull off the pen cap and check if the growth hormone solution is clear and colorless by turning Norditropin NordiFlex upside down once or twice and view the solution through the residual scale window. DO NOT use Norditropin NordiFlex if the growth hormone solution is cloudy or contains particles. Use it only if it is clear and colorless.

Wash hands well and dry completely.

Wipe the front rubber stopper on the threaded plastic cap with an alcohol swab.

A -- Pulling off the pen cap

B. Place a new NovoFine disposable needle onto Norditropin NordiFlex immediately before use. Remove the protective tab from the disposable needle and screw the needle tightly onto Norditropin NordiFlex. Pull off the outer and inner needle caps. Never place a disposable needle on your Norditropin NordiFlex until you are ready to give an injection. Remove the needle immediately after use. If the needle is not removed, some growth hormone may be expelled from Norditropin NordiFlex.

B -- Placing a new NovoFine disposable needle

2 Performing an air shot

Do an air shot before starting a new Norditropin NordiFlex as follows:

Small amounts of air may collect in the needle and cartridge. To avoid injecting air and ensure proper dosing, set the dosage selector to 0.025 mg. Each line between labeled dosages is 0.025 mg.

C. Dial 0.025 mg

C -- Dialing the dose selector

D. Hold Norditropin NordiFlex with the needle pointing up, tap the cartridge gently with your finger a few times to raise any air bubbles to the top of the cartridge.

D -- Tapping the cartridge

E. Still holding Norditropin NordiFlex with the needle up, press the push button all the way in. A drop of growth hormone should appear at the needle tip. If not, repeat the procedure, no more than 4 times.

If a drop of growth hormone still does not appear, call 1-888-NOVO-444 for help.

E -- Pressing the push button
(click image for full-size original)

3 Setting the dose

F. Check that the dose selector is set at 0.0. Dial the number of mg (milligram) that you need to inject. The dose can be changed up or down by turning the dose selector in either direction. When dialing back, be careful not to press the push button as growth hormone liquid will come out.

DO NOT use the clicking sound as a guide for selecting dose.

The numbers on the residual scale can be used to estimate the mg left in the cartridge. DO NOT use these numbers to measure the growth hormone dose.

You cannot set a dose higher than the number of mg left in the cartridge. Use a new Norditropin NordiFlex pen to inject the remaining amount of your dose. Be sure to remember the dose already received with the first dose. For example, if your dose is 0.6 mg and you can only set the dose selector to 0.4 mg, you will need to inject an additional 0.2 mg with a new Norditropin NordiFlex pen.

F -- Setting the dose

4 Giving the injection

Use the injection procedure recommended by your doctor or healthcare professional.

G. This product is for subcutaneous use only. Insert the needle under the skin and deliver the dose by pressing the push button all the way in. Press the push button only when injecting.

After the injection, the needle should remain under the skin for at least 6 seconds. Keep the push button fully depressed until the needle is removed from the skin. This will ensure that the full dose has been delivered. Vary the injection site using the injection procedure recommended by your doctor.

After the injection, check the dosage indicator window to make sure it shows zero (0.0).

If zero does not appear, you did not receive the full dose. Call 1-888-NOVO-444 for assistance.

G -- Giving the injection
(click image for full-size original)

5 Removing the needle

H. After the injection, remove the needle without recapping and dispose of it in a puncture-resistant container. Used needles should be placed in sharps container (such as red biohazard containers), hard plastic containers (such as detergent bottles), or metal containers (such as an empty coffee can). Such containers should be sealed and disposed of properly.

It is important that you use a new needle for each injection. Healthcare professionals, relatives and other caregivers should follow general precautionary measures for removal and disposal of needles to eliminate the risk of unintended needle stick injuries.

When the cartridge is empty, throw away Norditropin NordiFlex without the needle attached.

6 Maintenance

Norditropin NordiFlex should be handled with care. Protect Norditropin NordiFlex from dust, dirt, and direct sunlight.

You can clean the outside of Norditropin NordiFlex by wiping it with a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not soak Norditropin NordiFlex in alcohol, wash, or lubricate it.

7 Important Notes

  • Store unused Norditropin NordiFlex pens in a refrigerator (2ºC-8ºC/36ºF-46ºF). After the initial injection, Norditropin NordiFlex 5 mg/1.5 mL may be EITHER stored in the refrigerator (2-8ºC/36-46ºF) and used within 4 weeks OR may be stored for up to 3 weeks at not more than 25ºC (77ºF).
  • Remember to perform an air shot before starting a new Norditropin NordiFlex or before the injection if you dropped or knocked the pen against a hard surface. See diagrams C , D and E.
  • If you need to perform more than 4 air shots before the first use of Norditropin NordiFlex to get a droplet of growth hormone at the needle tip, DO NOT use Norditropin NordiFlex. Call 1-888-NOVO-444 for help.
  • Take care not to drop Norditropin NordiFlex or knock it against a hard surface.
  • DO NOT leave Norditropin NordiFlex in a car or other location where it can get too hot or too cold.
  • Always have a spare Norditropin NordiFlex disposable pen in order to avoid running out of this product.
  • Norditropin NordiFlex is designed to be used with NovoFine disposable needles.
  • NEVER place a needle on Norditropin NordiFlex until you are ready to use it. Remove the needle right after use without recapping.
  • Throw away used needles properly, so people will not be harmed.
  • Throw away the used Norditropin NordiFlex, without the needle attached.
  • To avoid spread of disease, do not let anyone else use your Norditropin NordiFlex, even if you attach a new needle.
  • Keep Norditropin NordiFlex out of the reach of children.
  • Novo Nordisk is not responsible for harm due to using Norditropin NordiFlex with products that are not recommended by Novo Nordisk.

8 Warranty

If your Norditropin NordiFlex is defective in materials or workmanship, Novo Nordisk Inc. will replace it at no charge if you mail the defective unit, postage prepaid to:

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Product Safety

100 College Road West

Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Norditropin NordiFlex®

Somatropin (rDNA origin) injection

10 mg/1.5 mL Prefilled Pen

Using the disposable Norditropin NordiFlex® 10 mg/1.5 mL Prefilled Pen

Norditropin NordiFlex 10 mg/1.5 mL is a multi-dose, disposable, prefilled pen with liquid growth hormone able to deliver doses from 0.05 to 3.0 mg. The dose can be adjusted in increments of 0.05 mg. Your doctor will determine the correct dose for you. Norditropin NordiFlex prefilled pen is designed to be used with NovoFine® disposable needles (sold separately). Norditropin NordiFlex prefilled pen is not recommended for people who are blind or have trouble seeing unless they have the help of a sighted individual trained to use Norditropin NordiFlex.

Please read these instructions carefully before using this pen

Norditropin NordiFlex 10 mg/1.5 mL Prefilled Pen
(click image for full-size original)

1 Preparing Norditropin NordiFlex 10 mg/1.5 mL for injection

A. Pull off the pen cap and check if the growth hormone solution is clear and colorless by turning Norditropin NordiFlex upside down once or twice and view the solution through the residual scale window. DO NOT use Norditropin NordiFlex if the growth hormone solution is cloudy or contains particles. Use it only if it is clear and colorless.

Wash hands well and dry completely.

Wipe the front rubber stopper on the threaded plastic cap with an alcohol swab.

A -- Pulling off the pen cap

B. Place a new NovoFine disposable needle onto Norditropin NordiFlex immediately before use. Remove the protective tab from the disposable needle and screw the needle tightly onto Norditropin NordiFlex. Pull off the outer and inner needle caps. Never place a disposable needle on your Norditropin NordiFlex until you are ready to give an injection. Remove the needle immediately after use. If the needle is not removed, some growth hormone may be expelled from Norditropin NordiFlex.

B -- Placing a new NovoFine disposable needle

2 Performing an air shot

Do an air shot before starting a new Norditropin NordiFlex as follows:

Small amounts of air may collect in the needle and cartridge. To avoid injecting air and ensure proper dosing, set the dosage selector to 0.05 mg. Each line between labeled dosages is 0.05 mg.

C. Dial 0.05 mg

C -- Dialing the dosage selector

D. Hold Norditropin NordiFlex with the needle pointing up, tap the cartridge gently with your finger a few times to raise any air bubbles to the top of the cartridge.

D -- Tapping the cartridge

E. Still holding Norditropin NordiFlex with the needle up, press the push button all the way in. A drop of growth hormone should appear at the needle tip. If not, repeat the procedure, no more than 4 times.

If a drop of growth hormone still does not appear, call 1-888-NOVO-444 for help.

E -- Pressing the push button
(click image for full-size original)

3 Setting the dose

F. Check that the dose selector is set at 0.0. Dial the number of mg (milligram) that you need to inject. The dose can be changed up or down by turning the dose selector in either direction. When dialing back, be careful not to press the push button as growth hormone liquid will come out.

DO NOT use the clicking sound as a guide for selecting dose.

The numbers on the residual scale can be used to estimate the mg left in the cartridge. DO NOT use these numbers to measure the growth hormone dose.

You cannot set a dose higher than the number of mg left in the cartridge. Use a new Norditropin NordiFlex pen to inject the remaining amount of your dose. Be sure to remember the dose already received with the first dose. For example, if your dose is 0.6 mg and you can only set the dose selector to 0.4 mg, you will need to inject an additional 0.2 mg with a new Norditropin NordiFlex pen.

F -- Setting the dose

4 Giving the injection

Use the injection procedure recommended by your doctor or healthcare professional.

G. This product is for subcutaneous use only. Insert the needle under the skin and deliver the dose by pressing the push button all the way in. Press the push button only when injecting.

After the injection, the needle should remain under the skin for at least 6 seconds. Keep the push button fully depressed until the needle is removed from the skin. This will ensure that the full dose has been delivered. Vary the injection site using the injection procedure recommended by your doctor.

After the injection, check the dosage indicator window to make sure it shows zero (0.0).

If zero does not appear, you did not receive the full dose. Call 1-888-NOVO-444 for assistance.

G -- Giving the injection
(click image for full-size original)

5 Removing the needle

H. After the injection, remove the needle without recapping and dispose of it in a puncture-resistant container. Used needles should be placed in sharps container (such as red biohazard containers), hard plastic containers (such as detergent bottles), or metal containers (such as an empty coffee can). Such containers should be sealed and disposed of properly.

It is important that you use a new needle for each injection. Healthcare professionals, relatives and other caregivers should follow general precautionary measures for removal and disposal of needles to eliminate the risk of unintended needle stick injuries.

When the cartridge is empty, throw away Norditropin NordiFlex without the needle attached.

6 Maintenance

Norditropin NordiFlex should be handled with care. Protect Norditropin NordiFlex from dust, dirt, and direct sunlight.

You can clean the outside of Norditropin NordiFlex by wiping it with a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not soak Norditropin NordiFlex in alcohol, wash, or lubricate it.

7 Important Notes

  • Store unused Norditropin NordiFlex pens in a refrigerator (2ºC-8ºC/36ºF-46ºF). After the initial injection, Norditropin NordiFlex 10 mg/1.5 mL may be EITHER stored in the refrigerator (2-8ºC/36-46ºF) and used within 4 weeks OR may be stored for up to 3 weeks at not more than 25ºC (77ºF).
  • Remember to perform an air shot before starting a new Norditropin NordiFlex or before the injection if you dropped or knocked the pen against a hard surface. See diagrams C , D and E.
  • If you need to perform more than 4 air shots before the first use of Norditropin NordiFlex to get a droplet of growth hormone at the needle tip, DO NOT use Norditropin NordiFlex. Call 1-888-NOVO-444 for help.
  • Take care not to drop Norditropin NordiFlex or knock it against a hard surface.
  • DO NOT leave Norditropin NordiFlex in a car or other location where it can get too hot or too cold.
  • Always have a spare Norditropin NordiFlex disposable pen in order to avoid running out of this product.
  • Norditropin NordiFlex is designed to be used with NovoFine disposable needles.
  • NEVER place a needle on Norditropin NordiFlex until you are ready to use it. Remove the needle right after use without recapping.
  • Throw away used needles properly, so people will not be harmed.
  • Throw away the used Norditropin NordiFlex, without the needle attached.
  • To avoid spread of disease, do not let anyone else use your Norditropin NordiFlex, even if you attach a new needle.
  • Keep Norditropin NordiFlex out of the reach of children.
  • Novo Nordisk is not responsible for harm due to using Norditropin NordiFlex with products that are not recommended by Novo Nordisk.

8 Warranty

If your Norditropin NordiFlex is defective in materials or workmanship, Novo Nordisk Inc. will replace it at no charge if you mail the defective unit, postage prepaid to:

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Product Safety

100 College Road West

Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Norditropin NordiFlex®

Somatropin (rDNA origin) injection

15 mg/1.5 mL Prefilled Pen

Using the disposable Norditropin NordiFlex® 15 mg/1.5 mL Prefilled Pen

Norditropin NordiFlex 15 mg/1.5 mL is a multi-dose, disposable, prefilled pen with liquid growth hormone able to deliver doses from 0.075 to 4.5 mg. The dose can be adjusted in increments of 0.075 mg. Your doctor will determine the correct dose for you. Norditropin NordiFlex prefilled pen is designed to be used with NovoFine® disposable needles (sold separately). Norditropin NordiFlex prefilled pen is not recommended for people who are blind or have trouble seeing unless they have the help of a sighted individual trained to use Norditropin NordiFlex.

Please read these instructions carefully before using this pen

Norditropin NordiFlex 15 mg/1.5 mL Prefilled Pen
(click image for full-size original)

1 Preparing Norditropin NordiFlex 15 mg/1.5 mL for injection

A. Pull off the pen cap and check if the growth hormone solution is clear and colorless by turning Norditropin NordiFlex upside down once or twice and view the solution through the residual scale window. DO NOT use Norditropin NordiFlex if the growth hormone solution is cloudy or contains particles. Use it only if it is clear and colorless.

Wash hands well and dry completely.

Wipe the front rubber stopper on the threaded plastic cap with an alcohol swab.

A -- Pulling off the pen cap

B. Place a new NovoFine disposable needle onto Norditropin NordiFlex immediately before use. Remove the protective tab from the disposable needle and screw the needle tightly onto Norditropin NordiFlex. Pull off the outer and inner needle caps. Never place a disposable needle on your Norditropin NordiFlex until you are ready to give an injection. Remove the needle immediately after use. If the needle is not removed, some growth hormone may be expelled from Norditropin NordiFlex.

B -- Placing a new NovoFine disposable needle

2 Performing an air shot

Do an air shot before starting a new Norditropin NordiFlex as follows:

Small amounts of air may collect in the needle and cartridge. To avoid injecting air and ensure proper dosing, set the dosage selector to 0.075 mg. Each line between labeled dosages is 0.075 mg.

C. Dial 0.075 mg

C -- Dialing the dosage selector

D. Hold Norditropin NordiFlex with the needle pointing up, tap the cartridge gently with your finger a few times to raise any air bubbles to the top of the cartridge.

D -- Tapping the cartridge

E. Still holding Norditropin NordiFlex with the needle up, press the push button all the way in. A drop of growth hormone should appear at the needle tip. If not, repeat the procedure, no more than 4 times.

If a drop of growth hormone still does not appear, call 1-888-NOVO-444 for help.

E -- Pressing the push button
(click image for full-size original)

3 Setting the dose

F. Check that the dose selector is set at 0.0. Dial the number of mg (milligram) that you need to inject. The dose can be changed up or down by turning the dose selector in either direction. When dialing back, be careful not to press the push button as growth hormone liquid will come out.

DO NOT use the clicking sound as a guide for selecting dose.

The numbers on the residual scale can be used to estimate the mg left in the cartridge. DO NOT use these numbers to measure the growth hormone dose.

You cannot set a dose higher than the number of mg left in the cartridge. Use a new Norditropin NordiFlex pen to inject the remaining amount of your dose. Be sure to remember the dose already received with the first dose. For example, if your dose is 0.6 mg and you can only set the dose selector to 0.3 mg, you will need to inject an additional 0.3 mg with a new Norditropin NordiFlex pen.

F -- Setting the dose

4 Giving the injection

Use the injection procedure recommended by your doctor or healthcare professional.

G. This product is for subcutaneous use only. Insert the needle under the skin and deliver the dose by pressing the push button all the way in. Press the push button only when injecting.

After the injection, the needle should remain under the skin for at least 6 seconds. Keep the push button fully depressed until the needle is removed from the skin. This will ensure that the full dose has been delivered. Vary the injection site using the injection procedure recommended by your doctor.

After the injection, check the dosage indicator window to make sure it shows zero (0.0).

If zero does not appear, you did not receive the full dose. Call 1-888-NOVO-444 for assistance.

G -- Giving the injection
(click image for full-size original)

5 Removing the needle

H. After the injection, remove the needle without recapping and dispose of it in a puncture-resistant container. Used needles should be placed in sharps container (such as red biohazard containers), hard plastic containers (such as detergent bottles), or metal containers (such as an empty coffee can). Such containers should be sealed and disposed of properly.

It is important that you use a new needle for each injection. Healthcare professionals, relatives and other caregivers should follow general precautionary measures for removal and disposal of needles to eliminate the risk of unintended needle stick injuries.

When the cartridge is empty, throw away Norditropin NordiFlex without the needle attached.

6 Maintenance

Norditropin NordiFlex should be handled with care. Protect Norditropin NordiFlex from dust, dirt, and direct sunlight.

You can clean the outside of Norditropin NordiFlex by wiping it with a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not soak Norditropin NordiFlex in alcohol, wash, or lubricate it.

7 Important Notes

  • Store unused Norditropin NordiFlex pens in a refrigerator (2ºC-8ºC/36ºF-46ºF). After the initial injection, keep Norditropin NordiFlex 15 mg/1.5 mL refrigerated and use within 4 weeks.
  • Remember to perform an air shot before starting a new Norditropin NordiFlex or before the injection if you dropped or knocked the pen against a hard surface. See diagrams C , D and E.
  • If you need to perform more than 4 air shots before the first use of Norditropin NordiFlex to get a droplet of growth hormone at the needle tip, DO NOT use Norditropin NordiFlex. Call 1-888-NOVO-444 for help.
  • Take care not to drop Norditropin NordiFlex or knock it against a hard surface.
  • DO NOT leave Norditropin NordiFlex in a car or other location where it can get too hot or too cold.
  • Always have a spare Norditropin NordiFlex disposable pen in order to avoid running out of this product.
  • Norditropin NordiFlex is designed to be used with NovoFine disposable needles.
  • NEVER place a needle on Norditropin NordiFlex until you are ready to use it. Remove the needle right after use without recapping.
  • Throw away used needles properly, so people will not be harmed.
  • Throw away the used Norditropin NordiFlex, without the needle attached.
  • To avoid spread of disease, do not let anyone else use your Norditropin NordiFlex, even if you attach a new needle.
  • Keep Norditropin NordiFlex out of the reach of children.
  • Novo Nordisk is not responsible for harm due to using Norditropin NordiFlex with products that are not recommended by Novo Nordisk.

8 Warranty

If your Norditropin NordiFlex is defective in materials or workmanship, Novo Nordisk Inc. will replace it at no charge if you mail the defective unit, postage prepaid to:

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Product Safety

100 College Road West

Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Norditropin NordiFlex®

Somatropin (rDNA origin) injection

30 mg/3 mL Prefilled Pen

Using the disposable Norditropin NordiFlex® 30 mg/3 mL Prefilled Pen

Norditropin NordiFlex 30 mg/3 mL is a multi-dose, disposable, prefilled pen with liquid growth hormone able to deliver doses from 0.1 to 6.0 mg. The dose can be adjusted in increments of 0.1 mg. Your doctor will determine the correct dose for you. Norditropin NordiFlex prefilled pen is designed to be used with NovoFine® disposable needles (sold separately). Norditropin NordiFlex prefilled pen is not recommended for people who are blind or have trouble seeing unless they have the help of a sighted individual trained to use Norditropin NordiFlex.

Please read these instructions carefully before using this pen

Norditropin NordiFlex 30 mg/3 mL Prefilled Pen
(click image for full-size original)

1 Preparing Norditropin NordiFlex 30 mg/3 mL for Injection

A. Pull off the pen cap and check if the growth hormone solution is clear and colorless by turning the Norditropin NordiFlex upside down once or twice and view the solution through the residual scale window. DO NOT use Norditropin NordiFlex if the growth hormone solution is cloudy or contains particles. Use it only if it is clear and colorless.

Wash hands well and dry completely.

Wipe the front rubber stopper on the needle thread with an alcohol swab.

A -- Pulling off the pen cap

B. Place a new NovoFine disposable needle onto Norditropin NordiFlex immediately before use. Remove the protective tab from the disposable needle and screw the needle tightly onto Norditropin NordiFlex. Pull off the outer and inner needle caps. Never place a disposable needle on your Norditropin NordiFlex until you are ready to give an injection. Remove the needle immediately after use. If the needle is not removed, some liquid may be expelled from Norditropin NordiFlex.

B -- Placing a new NovoFine disposable needle.

2 Performing an Air Shot

Do an air shot before starting a new Norditropin NordiFlex as follows:

Small amounts of air may collect in the needle and cartridge. To ensure proper dosing and to avoid injecting air, you must perform an air shot before administering your first injection.

C. Dial the dosage selector to 0.1 mg. Each line between labeled dosages is 0.1 mg.

C -- Dialing the dosage selector

D. Hold Norditropin NordiFlex with the needle pointing up, tap the cartridge gently with your finger a few times to make any air bubbles rise to the top of the cartridge.

D -- Tapping the cartridge

E. Still holding Norditropin NordiFlex with the needle up, press the push button all the way in. A drop of liquid should appear at the needle tip. If not, repeat the above steps, no more than 4 times.

If a drop of liquid still does not appear, call 1-888-NOVO-444 for help.

E -- Pressing the push button
(click image for full-size original)

3 Setting the Dose

F. Check that the dose selector is set at 0.0. Dial the number of mg (milligram) that you need to inject. If you dial more than your dose, the dose can be changed up or down by turning the dose selector in either direction. When dialing back, be careful not to press the push button as liquid will come out.

Use dosage indicator, NOT the clicking sound, as a guide for selecting the dose.

The numbers on the residual scale can be used to estimate the mg left in the cartridge. DO NOT use these numbers to measure the dose.

You cannot set a dose higher than the number of mg left in the cartridge. Use a new Norditropin NordiFlex pen to inject the remaining amount of your dose. Be sure to remember the dose already received with the first dose. For example, if your dose is 0.6 mg and you can only set the dose selector to 0.3 mg. You will need to inject an additional 0.3 mg with a new Norditropin NordiFlex pen.

F -- Setting the dose

4 Giving the Injection

Use the injection technique recommended by your healthcare professional.

G. This product is for subcutaneous use only. Insert the needle under the skin and press the push button as far as it goes to deliver the dose. To ensure that the full dose is injected keep the needle in the skin for at least 6 seconds after injection with your thumb on the push button. Keep the push button fully pushed in until after the needle has been removed from the skin.

After the injection, check the dosage indicator window to make sure it shows zero (0.0).

If zero does not appear, you did not receive the full dose. Call 1-888-NOVO-444 for assistance.

Note:

Always press the push button to inject the dose. Turning the dosage selector will not inject the dose.

G -- Giving the injection
(click image for full-size original)

5 Removing the NovoFine Disposable Needle

H. After the injection, remove the needle without recapping and dispose of it in a puncture-resistant container. Used needles should be placed in sharps container (such as red biohazard containers), hard plastic containers (such as detergent bottles), or metal containers (such as an empty coffee can). Such containers should be sealed and disposed of properly.

It is important that you use a new needle for each injection. Healthcare professionals, relatives and other caregivers should follow general precautionary measures for removal and disposal of needles to reduce the risk of unintended needle stick injuries.

When the cartridge is empty, dispose of Norditropin NordiFlex without the needle attached.

6 Maintenance

Handle Norditropin NordiFlex with care. Protect Norditropin NordiFlex from dust, dirt, and direct sunlight.

You can clean the outside of Norditropin NordiFlex by wiping it with a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not soak Norditropin NordiFlex in alcohol, wash, or lubricate it.

7 Important Things to Know

  • Norditropin NordiFlex 30 mg/3 mL cannot be used with the NordiFlex PenMate® auto-insertion accessory.
  • Store unused Norditropin NordiFlex pens in a refrigerator (2ºC — 8ºC/36ºF — 46ºF). After the initial injection, keep Norditropin NordiFlex 30 mg/3 mL refrigerated and use within 4 weeks.
  • Remember to perform an air shot before starting a new Norditropin NordiFlex or before the injection if you dropped or knocked the pen against a hard surface. See diagrams C, D and E.
  • If you need to perform more than 4 air shots before the first use of Norditropin NordiFlex to get a droplet of liquid at the needle tip, DO NOT use Norditropin NordiFlex. Call 1-888-NOVO-444 for help.
  • Take care not to drop Norditropin NordiFlex or knock it against a hard surface.
  • DO NOT leave Norditropin NordiFlex in a car or other location where it can get too hot or too cold.
  • Always have a spare Norditropin NordiFlex disposable pen in order to avoid running out of this product.
  • Norditropin NordiFlex is designed to be used with NovoFine disposable needles.
  • NEVER place a needle on Norditropin NordiFlex until you are ready to use it. Remove the needle right after use without recapping.
  • Dispose of used needles properly, so people will not be harmed.
  • Dispose of used Norditropin NordiFlex, without the needle attached.
  • To avoid spread of disease, do not let anyone else use your Norditropin NordiFlex, even if you attach a new needle.
  • Keep the Norditropin NordiFlex out of the reach of children.
  • Novo Nordisk is not responsible for harm due to using the Norditropin NordiFlex with products that are not recommended by Novo Nordisk.

8 Customer Satisfaction

Customer service and satisfaction are our top concerns. If you have any questions about Norditropin NordiFlex prefilled pens please call Novo Nordisk Inc. at 1-888-NOVO-444.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Norditropin ® FlexPro ®

(somatropin [rDNA origin] injection)

5 mg/1.5 mL (orange) Prefilled Pen

Read these instructions before using your Norditropin® FlexPro® pen.

Norditropin FlexPro -- 5 mg./1.5 mL (orange) Prefilled Pen
(click image for full-size original)

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 is made to be used with Novo Nordisk® disposable needles. Needles are not included with Norditropin FlexPro.

Prepare your Norditropin FlexPro pen

A.

  • Pull off the pen cap.
  • Check that the liquid in the pen is clear and colorless by tipping it upside down 1 or 2 times. If the liquid looks unclear or cloudy, do not use the pen.
  • Wash hands well and dry them.
  • Wipe the front stopper on the needle thread with an alcohol swab.
A -- Pull off the pen cap.

B.

  • Take a new disposable needle.
  • Tear the paper tab off and screw the needle straight onto the pen.
  • Make sure the needle is on tight.
  • Never place a disposable needle on your Norditropin FlexPro pen until you are ready to give an injection.
B -- Take a new disposable needle.

C.

  • Pull off the outer needle cap and inner needle cap and throw them both away.
  • If you try to put the needle caps back on, you may accidentally hurt yourself with the needle.
  • A drop of liquid may appear at the needle tip. This is normal.
C -- Pull off the outer needle cap and the inner needle cap and throw them both away.

Important:

  • Always use a new needle for each injection. This will help prevent contamination.
  • Never bend or damage the needle.

Check the growth hormone flow (airshot)

Make sure that you receive your full dose by checking the growth hormone flow (performing an airshot) before you select and inject your first dose from a new pen.

D. Turn the dose selector to select 0.025 mg. This is the smallest amount of medicine for a dose.

D -- Turn the dose selector to select 0.025 mg.

E.

  • Hold the pen with the needle pointing up.
  • Tap the top of the pen gently a few times to let any air bubbles rise to the top.
E -- Hold the pen and tap the top gently.

F.

  • Press the dose button until the “0” in the display window lines up with the pointer and a drop of liquid appears at the needle tip.
  • If no drop appears, repeat steps D, E and F up to 6 times.
  • If no drop appears after these attempts, change the needle and repeat steps D, E and F one more time.
  • If a drop of liquid still does not appear, call (1-888-668-6444) for help.
F -- Press the dose button.

Important:

  • Be careful not to drop Norditropin FlexPro pen or knock it against a hard surface. If this happens you will need to repeat the airshot.
  • Always make sure that a drop appears at the needle tip after completing your airshot.

Select your dose

Use the dose selector on your Norditropin FlexPro pen to make sure you have the exact dose selected. You can select up to 2 mg per dose.

G.

  • Select or adjust the dose you need by turning the dose selector forwards or backwards until the right number of mg lines up with the pointer.
  • When dialing back, be careful not to press the dose button as liquid will come out.
  • To guide you, the dose selector clicks differently when turned forwards, backwards or past the number of mg that is left in the pen.
  • When the pen has less than 2 mg, the dose selector stops at the number of mg that is left in the pen.

How much growth hormone is left in the pen?

You can use the growth hormone scale to see how much growth hormone is left in the pen.

You can use the dose selector to see exactly how much growth hormone is left in the pen. If the pen contains less than 2 mg, turn the dose selector until it stops. The figure that lines up with the pointer shows how many mg is left in the pen.

G -- Select your dose.
  • You cannot set a dose higher than the number of mg left in the pen.
  • If there is not enough Norditropin left in the pen to deliver your full dose, use a new Norditropin FlexPro pen to inject the remaining amount of your dose or contact your healthcare provider.
  • Be sure to subtract the dose already received. For example, if your dose is 0.6 mg and you can only set the dose selector to 0.3 mg, you should inject another 0.3 mg with a new Norditropin FlexPro pen.

Important:

  • Never use the pen clicks to count the number of mg you select. Only the display window and pointer will show the exact number.
  • Never use the growth hormone scale to measure how much liquid to inject. Only the display window and pointer will show the exact number.

Inject your dose

Make sure that you receive your full dose by using the injection technique recommended by your healthcare provider. This medicine is injected under your skin (subcutaneous) only.

H.

  • Insert the needle into your skin as your healthcare provider has shown you.
  • Press and hold the dose button to inject until the “0” in the display window lines up with the pointer. As you do this, you may hear or feel a firm click.
  • If you remove your finger from the dose button before the “0” is in the display window the full dose has not been delivered. Leave the needle in the skin and press and hold the dose button again until the “0” lines up with the pointer.

If “0” does not appear in the display window, you did not receive the full dose. Call 1(-888-668-6444 ) for assistance.

  • After the “0” in the display window lines up with the pointer, leave the needle under the skin for at least 6 seconds to make sure that you get your full dose. You can let go of the dose button while you wait.
  • Change the injection site using the injection procedure recommended by your healthcare provider.
H -- Inject your dose.

Important:

  • Always press the dose button to inject the dose. Turning the dose selector will not inject the dose.
  • Never touch the display window when you inject, as this can block the injection.

I.

  • Remove the needle from your skin. After that, you may see a drop of liquid at the needle tip. This is normal and does not affect the dose you received.
I -- Remove the needle from your skin.
  • After the injection, remove the needle right away and put the pen cap back on. If the needle is not removed, some liquid may come out of the Norditropin FlexPro.
  • Unscrew the needle and throw away the needle and any empty Norditropin FlexPro pen as directed by your healthcare provider. A special “sharps” container (such as a red biohazard container), a hard plastic container (such as an empty detergent bottle), or a metal container (such as an empty coffee can) should be used. The container should be sealed and disposed of properly.
  • Caregivers should be most careful when handling used needles to avoid hurting themselves.

Care for your Norditropin FlexPro pen

You must take care of your Norditropin FlexPro pen:

  • Do not drop your pen or knock it against hard surfaces. If you do drop it or think that something is wrong with it, always screw on a new disposable needle and check the growth hormone flow (airshot) before you inject.
  • Do not try to refill your disposable pen – it is prefilled.
  • Do not try to repair your pen or pull it apart.
  • Do not expose your pen to dust, dirt or any kind of liquid.
  • Do not try to wash, soak or lubricate your pen. You may clean the Norditropin FlexPro pen with a mild detergent on a moistened cloth. See section “How do I store Norditropin FlexPro?” above for information about how to store your pen.
  • Always keep your pen and needles out of reach of others, especially children.
  • Never share your needles and pen with anyone.

Date of Issue: March 2, 2010

Version: 1

US Patent Nos. 6,235,004; 6,004,297; 6,582,404; 6,716,198; 6,899,699; 5,849,704; 5,691,169; 5,618,697 and other patents pending.

Norditropin® , FlexPro® , Norditropin NordiFlex® and NordiFlex PenMate® are registered trademarks of Novo Nordisk Health Care AG.

Novo Nordisk® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.

© 2004-2010 Novo Nordisk Health Care AG

Manufactured by:

Novo Nordisk A/S

DK-2880 Bagsvaerd, Denmark

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Norditropin ® FlexPro ®

(somatropin [rDNA origin] injection)

10 mg/1.5 mL (blue) Prefilled Pen

Read these instructions before using your Norditropin® FlexPro® pen.

Norditropin FlexPro 10 mg./1.5 mL (blue) Prefilled Pen
(click image for full-size original)

Norditropin FlexPro contains 10 mg human growth hormone solution and delivers doses from 0.05 mg to 4 mg, in increments of 0.05 mg. Norditropin FlexPro is made to be used with Novo Nordisk® disposable needles. Needles are not included with Norditropin FlexPro.

Prepare your Norditropin FlexPro pen

A.

  • Pull off the pen cap.
  • Check that the liquid in the pen is clear and colorless by tipping it upside down 1 or 2 times. If the liquid looks unclear or cloudy, do not use the pen.
  • Wash hands well and dry them.
  • Wipe the front stopper on the needle thread with an alcohol swab.
A -- Pull off the pen cap.

B.

  • Take a new disposable needle.
  • Tear the paper tab off and screw the needle straight onto the pen.
  • Make sure the needle is on tight.
  • Never place a disposable needle on your Norditropin FlexPro pen until you are ready to give an injection.
B -- Take a new disposable needle.

C.

  • Pull off the outer needle cap and inner needle cap and throw them both away.
  • If you try to put the needle caps back on, you may accidentally hurt yourself with the needle.
  • A drop of liquid may appear at the needle tip. This is normal.
C -- Pull off the outer needle cap and the inner needle cap and throw them both away.

Important:

  • Always use a new needle for each injection. This will help prevent contamination.
  • Never bend or damage the needle.

Check the growth hormone flow (airshot)

Make sure that you receive your full dose by checking the growth hormone flow (performing an airshot) before you select and inject your first dose from a new pen.

D. Turn the dose selector to select 0.05 mg. This is the smallest amount of medicine for a dose.

D -- Turn the dose selector to select 0.05 mg.

E.

  • Hold the pen with the needle pointing up.
  • Tap the top of the pen gently a few times to let any air bubbles rise to the top.
E -- Hold the pen and tap the top gently.

F.

  • Press the dose button until the “0” in the display window lines up with the pointer and a drop of liquid appears at the needle tip.
  • If no drop appears, repeat steps D, E, and F up to 6 times.
  • If no drop appears after these attempts, change the needle and repeat steps D, E, and F one more time.
  • If a drop of liquid still does not appear, call (1-888-668-6444) for help.
F -- Press the dose button.

Important:

  • Be careful not to drop Norditropin FlexPro pen or knock it against a hard surface. If this happens you will need to repeat the airshot.
  • Always make sure that a drop appears at the needle tip after completing your airshot.

Select your dose

Use the dose selector on your Norditropin FlexPro pen to make sure you have the exact dose selected. You can select up to 4 mg per dose.

G.

  • Select or adjust the dose you need by turning the dose selector forwards or backwards until the right number of mg lines up with the pointer.
  • When dialing back, be careful not to press the dose button as liquid will come out.
  • To guide you, the dose selector clicks differently when turned forwards, backwards or past the number of mg that is left in the pen.
  • When the pen has less than 4 mg, the dose selector stops at the number of mg that is left in the pen.

How much growth hormone is left in the pen?

You can use the growth hormone scale to see how much growth hormone is left in the pen.

You can use the dose selector to see exactly how much growth hormone is left in the pen. If the pen contains less than 4 mg, turn the dose selector until it stops.

The figure that lines up with the pointer shows how many mg is left in the pen.

G -- Select your dose.
  • You cannot set a dose higher than the number of mg left in the pen.
  • If there is not enough Norditropin left in the pen to deliver your full dose, use a new Norditropin FlexPro pen to inject the remaining amount of your dose or contact your healthcare provider.
  • Be sure to subtract the dose already received. For example, if your dose is 0.6 mg and you can only set the dose selector to 0.3 mg, you should inject another 0.3 mg with a new Norditropin FlexPro pen.

Important:

  • Never use the pen clicks to count the number of mg you select. Only the display window and pointer will show the exact number.
  • Never use the growth hormone scale to measure how much liquid to inject. Only the display window and pointer will show the exact number.

Inject your dose

Make sure that you receive your full dose by using the injection technique recommended by your healthcare provider. This medicine is injected under your skin (subcutaneous) only.

H.

  • Insert the needle into your skin as your healthcare provider has shown you.
  • Press and hold the dose button to inject until the “0” in the display window lines up with the pointer. As you do this, you may hear or feel a firm click.
  • If you remove your finger from the dose button before the “0” is in the display window the full dose has not been delivered. Leave the needle in the skin and press and hold the dose button again until the “0” lines up with the pointer.

If “0” does not appear in the display window, you did not receive the full dose. Call (1-888-668-6444) for assistance.

  • After the “0” in the display window lines up with the pointer, leave the needle under the skin for at least 6 seconds to make sure that you get your full dose. You can let go of the dose button while you wait.
  • Change the injection site using the injection procedure recommended by your healthcare provider.
H -- Inject your dose.

Important:

  • Always press the dose button to inject the dose. Turning the dose selector will not inject the dose.
  • Never touch the display window when you inject, as this can block the injection.

I.

  • Remove the needle from your skin. After that, you may see a drop of liquid at the needle tip. This is normal and does not affect the dose you received.
I -- Remove the needle from your skin.
  • After the injection, remove the needle right away and put the pen cap back on. If the needle is not removed, some liquid may come out of the Norditropin FlexPro.
  • Unscrew the needle and throw away the needle and any empty Norditropin FlexPro pen as directed by your healthcare provider. A special “sharps” container (such as a red biohazard container), a hard plastic container (such as an empty detergent bottle), or a metal container (such as an empty coffee can) should be used. The container should be sealed and disposed of properly.
  • Caregivers should be most careful when handling used needles to avoid hurting themselves.

Care for your Norditropin FlexPro pen

You must take care of your Norditropin FlexPro pen:

  • Do not drop your pen or knock it against hard surfaces. If you do drop it or think that something is wrong with it, always screw on a new disposable needle and check the growth hormone flow (airshot) before you inject.
  • Do not try to refill your disposable pen – it is prefilled.
  • Do not try to repair your pen or pull it apart.
  • Do not expose your pen to dust, dirt or any kind of liquid.
  • Do not try to wash, soak or lubricate your pen. You may clean the Norditropin FlexPro pen with a mild detergent on a moistened cloth. See section “How do I store Norditropin FlexPro?” above for information about how to store your pen.
  • Always keep your pen and needles out of reach of others, especially children.
  • Never share your needles and pen with anyone.

Date of Issue: March 2, 2010

Version: 1

US Patent Nos. 6,235,004; 6,004,297; 6,582,404; 6,716,198; 6,899,699; 5,849,704; 5,691,169; 5,618,697 and other patents pending.

Norditropin® , FlexPro® , Norditropin NordiFlex® and NordiFlex PenMate® are registered trademarks of Novo Nordisk Health Care AG.

Novo Nordisk® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.

© 2004-2010 Novo Nordisk Health Care AG

Manufactured by:

Novo Nordisk A/S

DK-2880 Bagsvaerd, Denmark

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Norditropin ® FlexPro ®

(somatropin [rDNA origin] injection)

15 mg/1.5 mL (green) Prefilled Pen

Read these instructions before using your Norditropin® FlexPro® pen.

Norditropin FlexPro 15 mg/1.5 mL (green) Prefilled Pen
(click image for full-size original)

Norditropin FlexPro contains 15 mg human growth hormone solution and delivers doses from 0.1 mg to 8 mg, in increments of 0.1 mg. Norditropin FlexPro is made to be used with Novo Nordisk® disposable needles. Needles are not included with Norditropin FlexPro.

Prepare your Norditropin FlexPro pen

A.

  • Pull off the pen cap.
  • Check that the liquid in the pen is clear and colorless by tipping it upside down 1 or 2 times. If the liquid looks unclear or cloudy, do not use the pen.
  • Wash hands well and dry them.
  • Wipe the front stopper on the needle thread with an alcohol swab.
A -- Pull off the pen cap.

B.

  • Take a new disposable needle.
  • Tear the paper tab off and screw the needle straight onto the pen.
  • Make sure the needle is on tight.
  • Never place a disposable needle on your Norditropin FlexPro pen until you are ready to give an injection.
B -- Take a new disposable needle.

C.

  • Pull off the outer needle cap and inner needle cap and throw them both away.
  • If you try to put the needle caps back on, you may accidentally hurt yourself with the needle.
  • A drop of liquid may appear at the needle tip. This is normal.
C -- Pull off the outer needle cap and the inner needle cap and throw them both away.

Important:

  • Always use a new needle for each injection. This will help prevent contamination.
  • Never bend or damage the needle.

Check the growth hormone flow (airshot)

Make sure that you receive your full dose by checking the growth hormone flow (performing an airshot) before you select and inject your first dose from a new pen.

D. Turn the dose selector to select 0.1 mg. This is the smallest amount of medicine for a dose.

D -- Turn the dose selector to 0.1 mg..

E.

  • Hold the pen with the needle pointing up.
  • Tap the top of the pen gently a few times to let any air bubbles rise to the top.
E -- Hold the pen and tap the top gently.

F.

  • Press the dose button until the “0” in the display window lines up with the pointer and a drop of liquid appears at the needle tip.
  • If no drop appears, repeat steps D, E and F up to 6 times.
  • If no drop appears after these attempts, change the needle and repeat steps D, E and F one more time.
  • If a drop of liquid still does not appear, call (1-888-668-6444) for help.
F -- Press the dose button.

Important:

  • Be careful not to drop Norditropin FlexPro pen or knock it against a hard surface. If this happens you will need to repeat the airshot.
  • Always make sure that a drop appears at the needle tip after completing your airshot.

Select your dose

Use the dose selector on your Norditropin FlexPro pen to make sure you have the exact dose selected. You can select up to 8 mg per dose.

G.

  • Select or adjust the dose you need by turning the dose selector forwards or backwards until the right number of mg lines up with the pointer.
  • When dialing back, be careful not to press the dose button as liquid will come out.
  • To guide you, the dose selector clicks differently when turned forwards, backwards or past the number of mg that is left in the pen.
  • When the pen has less than 8 mg, the dose selector stops at the number of mg that is left in the pen.

How much growth hormone is left in the pen?

You can use the growth hormone scale to see how much growth hormone is left in the pen.

You can use the dose selector to see exactly how much growth hormone is left in the pen. If the pen contains less than 8 mg, turn the dose selector until it stops.

The figure that lines up with the pointer shows how many mg is left in the pen.

G -- Select your dose.
  • You cannot set a dose higher than the number of mg left in the pen.
  • If there is not enough Norditropin left in the pen to deliver your full dose, use a new Norditropin FlexPro pen to inject the remaining amount of your dose or contact your healthcare provider.
  • Be sure to subtract the dose already received. For example, if your dose is 0.6 mg and you can only set the dose selector to 0.3 mg, you should inject another 0.3 mg with a new Norditropin FlexPro pen.

Important:

  • Never use the pen clicks to count the number of mg you select. Only the display window and pointer will show the exact number.
  • Never use the growth hormone scale to measure how much liquid to inject. Only the display window and pointer will show the exact number.

Inject your dose

Make sure that you receive your full dose by using the injection technique recommended by your healthcare provider. This medicine is injected under your skin (subcutaneous) only.

H.

  • Insert the needle into your skin as your healthcare provider has shown you.
  • Press and hold the dose button to inject until the “0” in the display window lines up with the pointer. As you do this, you may hear or feel a firm click.
  • If you remove your finger from the dose button before the “0” is in the display window the full dose has not been delivered. Leave the needle in the skin and press and hold the dose button again until the “0” lines up with the pointer.

If “0” does not appear in the display window, you did not receive the full dose. Call (1-888-668-6444) for assistance.

  • After the “0” in the display window lines up with the pointer, leave the needle under the skin for at least 6 seconds to make sure that you get your full dose. You can let go of the dose button while you wait.
  • Change the injection site using the injection procedure recommended by your healthcare provider.
H -- Inject your dose.

Important:

  • Always press the dose button to inject the dose. Turning the dose selector will not inject the dose.
  • Never touch the display window when you inject, as this can block the injection.

I.

  • Remove the needle from your skin. After that, you may see a drop of liquid at the needle tip. This is normal and does not affect the dose you received.
I -- Remove the needle from your skin.
  • After the injection, remove the needle right away and put the pen cap back on. If the needle is not removed, some liquid may come out of the Norditropin FlexPro.
  • Unscrew the needle and throw away the needle and any empty Norditropin FlexPro pen as directed by your healthcare provider. A special “sharps” container (such as a red biohazard container), a hard plastic container (such as an empty detergent bottle), or a metal container (such as an empty coffee can) should be used. The container should be sealed and disposed of properly.
  • Caregivers should be most careful when handling used needles to avoid hurting themselves.

Care for your Norditropin FlexPro pen

You must take care of your Norditropin FlexPro pen:

  • Do not drop your pen or knock it against hard surfaces. If you do drop it or think that something is wrong with it, always screw on a new disposable needle and check the growth hormone flow (airshot) before you inject.
  • Do not try to refill your disposable pen – it is prefilled.
  • Do not try to repair your pen or pull it apart.
  • Do not expose your pen to dust, dirt or any kind of liquid.
  • Do not try to wash, soak or lubricate your pen. You may clean the Norditropin FlexPro pen with a mild detergent on a moistened cloth. See section “How do I store Norditropin FlexPro?” above for information about how to store your pen.
  • Always keep your pen and needles out of reach of others, especially children.
  • Never share your needles and pen with anyone.

Date of Issue: March 2, 2010

Version: 1

US Patent Nos. 6,235,004; 6,004,297; 6,582,404; 6,716,198; 6,899,699; 5,849,704; 5,691,169; 5,618,697 and other patents pending.

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