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Norditropin Product Information

Norditropin Product Information

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Norditropin Overview:

Benefits. Side Effects, How to Use and Where to Buy

Norditropin® is the prescription human growth hormone made by Novo Nordisk. It is indicated for the treatment of growth failure, growth hormone deficiency, or HIV-related weight loss or wasting. Norditropin® may also be prescribed to increase height in children with certain disorders such as Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, idiopathic short stature, or Prader-Willi syndrome.

Norditropin® is available as a sterile solution for subcutaneous use in ready-to-administer prefilled pens with a volume of 1.5 mL or 3 mL as follows:

  • 5 mg/1.5 mL (orange): FlexPro® pen
  • 10 mg/1.5 mL (blue): FlexPro® pen
  • 15 mg/1.5 mL (green): FlexPro® pen
  • 30 mg/3 mL (purple): FlexPro® pen

Indications and Contraindications for Norditropin

Interactions

According to its manufacturer, Norditropin® should not be used 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
  • You are allergic to somatropin or any of the ingredients in Norditropin® (see the Trusted sourceNorditropinNovo-PIGo to sourcePrescribing Information for a complete list of ingredients in Norditropin®)
  • Your health care provider tells you that you have certain types of eye problems caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy)
  • You are a child with closed bone growth plates (epiphyses)

Warnings

Before accepting a prescription for Norditropin®, tell your doctor if you:

  • Have had heart or stomach surgery, trauma, or serious breathing (respiratory) problems
  • Have had a history of problems breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea)
  • Have or have had cancer or any tumor
  • Have diabetes
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Norditropin® will harm your unborn baby. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. 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 breastfeed.

In addition, tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you are taking, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Norditropin® may affect how other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Norditropin® works.

See your medication’s insert for a complete list of potential drug interactions.

Norditropin Benefits and Side Effects

Norditropin is FDA-approved for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency in adults and children. It is generally regarded as safe. However, like any drug or prescription medication, Norditropin injections have benefits as well as potential side effects.

Benefits List

In people with growth hormone deficiency, Norditropin® replenishes the growth hormone that the body isn’t making. The primary and most intensively studied benefit of Norditropin® in adults and children with GHD is the stimulation of linear growth. This effect is most clearly demonstrated in children with GHD. In addition to tissue growth, other documented benefits of Norditropin® include:

  • Skeletal Growth
  • Cell Growth
  • Organ Growth
  • Increased protein metabolism
  • Improved carbohydrate metabolism
  • Improved Lipid Metabolism
  • Improved Mineral Metabolism – particularly resulting in an increase in bodily potassium and phosphorus levels.
  • Improved tissue metabolism – particularly an increase in collagen production

Side Effects List

Norditropin injections are FDA approved for the treatment of growth hormone deficiencies in children and adults. Norditropin is generally regarded as safe. However, as with any prescription medication, it has some potential side effects.

See your medication’s insert for a complete list of potential side effects.

More common – According to the manufacturer, the most common side effects of Norditropin® are:

  • Injection site reactions and rashes
  • Headaches

Less common – some of the potentially severe, though less common side effects of Norditropin® include:

  • 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 sudden death in children with Prader-Willi syndrome who are severely obese or have breathing problems, including sleep apnea
  • Increased risk of growth of cancer or a tumor that is already present and increased risk of the return of cancer or a tumor in people who were treated with radiation to the brain or head as children and who developed low growth hormone problems
  • New or worsening high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
  • Increase in pressure in the skull (intracranial hypertension)
  • Serious allergic reactions. Get medical help right away if you or your child has the following symptoms:
    • swelling of your face, lips, mouth, or tongue
    • trouble breathing
    • wheezing
    • severe itching
    • skin rashes, redness, or swelling
    • dizziness or fainting
    • fast heartbeat or pounding in your chest
    • sweating
  • Your body holding too much fluid (fluid retention), such as swelling in the hands and feet, pain in your joints or muscles, or nerve problems that cause pain, burning or tingling in the hands, arms, legs, and feet.
  • Hip and knee pain or a limp in children (slipped capital femoral epiphysis)
  • Worsening of curvature of the spine (scoliosis)

See your medication’s insert for a complete list of potential side effects.

Your prescription for Norditropin will be tailored to best meet your particular goals and lifestyle. You will be carefully monitored over the course of your treatment with Norditropin, so any chance of side effects should be kept to a minimum. Tell your doctor if you are experiencing any of these or other side effects while taking Norditropin.

In Case of Overdose

Overdose of Norditropin® could lead to hypoglycemia and subsequently to hyperglycemia. Overdose can also result in fluid retention. Long-term overdosage could result in signs and symptoms of gigantism and/or acromegaly consistent with the known effects of excess growth hormone.

As with any medication, in case of accidental overdose, seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Keep Norditropin® and all prescription medications out of the reach of children.

How much does Norditropin Cost?

Depending on your dosage option, Norditropin injections can cost anywhere between $1,235.00 – $3,250.00.

How and Where to Buy Norditropin

You cannot buy the Norditropin® Miniquick injectable device online or anywhere else, for the matter, without a doctor’s prescription.

If your goal is to get a prescription for an HGH pen such as the Norditropin® Miniquick online, fill out our online medical history form. Or you can use the “contact us” or “chat” features on this page to schedule a consolation to see if you qualify for a prescription for Norditropin.

How to Use the Norditropin

Only use Norditropin® exactly as you are instructed to by your doctor or pharmacist. Never share your Norditropin® pens and needles with another person. Norditropin® is injected into a muscle or under the skin. You will be shown exactly how to administer your Norditropin® injections. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used pens, needles and syringes.

  • Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended
  • Follow the directions on your prescription label
  • Use a different place on your body each time you give the injection
  • Do not inject this medicine into skin or muscle that is red, sore, infected, or injured

To further assist with the Norditropin® injection process, the manufacturer has provided a complete Trusted sourceInjection step by step.Norditropin®Go to sourcestep-by-step guide to injection.

Dosage information*

The daily dosage of Norditropin varies by your age, weight, and the condition it is being prescribed for. According to the Prescribing Information provided by the National Institutes for Health, Norditropin® should be administered subcutaneously as follows:

Pediatric Dosage

Divide the calculated weekly dosage into equal doses given either 6 or 7 days per week.

  • For GHD: 0.17 mg/kg/week to 0.24 mg/kg/week
  • For Noonan Syndrome: Up to 0.46 mg/kg/week
  • For Turner Syndrome: Up to 0.47 mg/kg/week
  • For SGA: Up to 0.47 mg/kg/week
  • For ISS: Up to 0.47 mg/kg/week
  • For Prader-Willi Syndrome: 0.24 mg/kg/week

Adult Dosage

Either of the following two dosing regimens may be used:

  • Non-weight based dosing: Initiate with a dose of approximately 0.2 mg/day (range, 0.15 mg/day-0.3 mg/day) and increase the dose every 1-2 months by increments of approximately 0.1 mg/day-0.2 mg/day, according to individual patient requirements
  • Weight-based dosing (Not recommended for obese patients): Initiate at 0.004 mg/kg daily and increase the dose according to individual patient requirements to a maximum of 0.016 mg/kg daily

*Dosing information is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as any kind of instructions for use. Consult your physician or pharmacist for guidance regarding your particular dose of Norditropin®

Storage Information

According to the manufacturer, all Norditropin® products must be refrigerated (36°F to 46°F) prior to first use. Do not freeze and avoid direct light. After first injection, 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.

Norditropin Results 1-6 Months

What to Expect During the First Month

During your first month of using Norditropin, almost as soon as that first dose enters your bloodstream, your body reacts and begins to change in a positive way. As month 1 of your HGH program progresses, your growth hormone levels will increase, the production and release of IGF increases, and in about two weeks, you will notice a real significant difference. You will find that you are sleeping better, you will see increases in your energy level and overall vitality. As you reach the end of your first month of growth hormone therapy, you will feel like a much different person. You will feel stronger. You will start to look better as skin health improves and muscles begin to tighten.

Other Results After 1 Month May Include:

  • Improved cognition and lifting of “mental fogginess.”
  • Improved focus and concentration
  • Better mood, fewer feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Slight increases in exercise capacity

Two Months of Norditropin Therapy Results

As you enter your second month of growth hormone therapy, the changes in your physical appearance will become much more obvious. Your skin will have a definitive more healthy and more youthful “glow.” You will notice a definite improvement in muscle tone. You will be able to exercise for longer periods at a time, which will only further improve your “before” and “after” results. Belly fat should start to diminish. You may even notice an improvement in your eyesight, particularly your night vision.

Other Results After 2 Months May Include

  • Stronger hair and nails
  • Improved metabolism – increased ability to burn fat resulting in more energy.
  • Increased sex drive

Norditropin Results After 3 Months

Once you have been on Norditropin therapy for three months, now you will start to see some of the most dramatic changes in your body from when you first started. At twelve weeks out, you will look and feel physically much stronger. Bone density will have significantly improved to the point where you are more flexible and are experiencing less joint stiffness or joint pain. As you continue through month three, you will continue to see improvements in your sex drive and sexual performance.

Other Results After 3 Months May Include

  • Further improvement to memory, focus, and other cognitive functions
  • Women may experience a reduction in PMS and menopausal symptoms
  • Continued improvements to exercise capacity
  • Improved immune function resulting in greater resistance to sickness and disease
  • Increased improvements to skin and hair health
  • Greater motivation improved productivity at work

Norditropin Results After 4 Months

As you come out of your third month of growth hormone therapy and enter your fourth, this is when you experience your peak results. Fat loss will be significant, as will be your improvement in lean muscle. You will likely look and feel more “fit” than you have in years. You will experience most if not all the known benefits of HGH replacement, such as:

  • More energy
  • Increased stamina
  • Healthy skin and hair
  • Less disrupted sleep
  • Lower cholesterol and increased heart health

Other Results After 4 Months May Include

  • Maximum improvement in energy, weight loss, bone, skin, hair, and nail health
  • Significantly reduced joint pain
  • Increased endurance
  • Continued improvements in mental function
  • Improved cardiac function and heart health

Norditropin Results After 5 and 6 Months May Include

As you go through month 5 of HGH therapy and by the end of your sixth month, you will have made significant improvements. All of your results from the past few months will keep building, and you’ll experience:

  • Improvement to overall body tone and appearance.
  • Increased muscle mass.
  • Lowered cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • At least a 10% overall reduction in body fat and a 10% increase in lean muscle mass.
  • Significantly improved vitality, energy, and stamina.

Norditropin Alternatives

Norditropin is just one of several types of growth hormone our doctors prescribe. Like Norditropin, all HGH injections are some form of the prescription drug somatotropin. They differ only in their available dosages and delivery methods.

We only work with legitimate pharmacists that provide our patients with one of the name brands of prescription HGH.

Besides Norditropin, we also prescribe these popular brands of injectable HGH:

  • Humatrope
  • Genotropin
  • Omnitrope
  • Zomacton
  • Saizen
  • Serostim
  • Sorptive

Now that you know a lot more about Norditropin, why not contact us today, and find out if it, or one of the other types of HGH injections we prescribe, is right for you?


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