What is the Nordiflex Norditropin Pen
The Nordiflex Pen is an easy-to-use delivery system designed by Novo Nordisk to apply their HGH – Norditropin. The pens come in three different presentations:-
- 5mg / 15iu (Orange)
- 10mg / 30iu (Blue)
- 15mg / 45iu (Green)
How to Use the Norditropin Pen: Lets’s Get Started
1. Checking the Norditropin pen
Check the name, strength, and color of the label on your Norditropin NordiFlex pen to ensure it contains the strength of growth hormone you need. Remove the cap from the pen. Check that the solution inside the cartridge is clear and colorless by turning the pen upside down once or twice.
Remember: Do not use the pen if the solution inside the cartridge is not clear or cloudy.
2. Attaching the needle
Always use a new needle for each injection – this reduces the risk of contamination, infection, solution leakage, needle sticking, and inaccurate dosing. Never use a bent or damaged needle. Remove the paper tab from the needle. Screw the needle straight into the pen. Make sure the needle is tight.
The needle has two needle caps. You need to remove both of them: Remove the outer needle cap and keep it for proper removal of the needle after injection. Remove the inner needle cap by pulling the central tip and discard it.
3. Checking the Flow
Before the first injection with each new pen, you need to check the flow rate to ensure you get the desired dose and do not inject air: Select 0.025 mg. Click after 0.0 on the dose selector at the end of the pen. Hold the pen with the needle pointing upwards and tap the top of the pen several times to make the air bubbles rise upwards. Hold the pen with the needle pointing upwards, press the pen push-button down. A drop of solution should appear at the tip of the needle.
If no drop appears, repeat steps a maximum of 6 times until a drop appears. If still no drop is seen, change the needle and repeat steps once more. Do not use the pen if a drop does not appear. Use a new pen.
Always check the flow before the first use of each new device. Recheck the flow if your pen has been bumped against a hard surface or if you suspect something is wrong.
4. Norditropin Dosage selection
Check that the dose selector is in the 0.0 position. Select the number of mg your doctor has prescribed. You can increase or decrease the dose by turning the dose selector in either direction. When turning the selector backward, be careful not to press the push button, as this will cause the solution to come out. You cannot select a dose higher than the number of mg remaining in the pen.
5. Injecting with Norditropin Pen
Change the injection site to avoid damaging the skin each time. Insert the needle into the skin, then press the push-button down to inject the dose. Be careful to press the push button only when injecting. Keep the push-button fully depressed and leave the needle under the skin for at least 6 seconds – this ensures that the entire dose is delivered.
Removing the Needle After Use
Carefully replace the outer needle cap without touching the needle. Unscrew the needle and carefully dispose of it according to the instructions given by your doctor or nurse [H]. Never replace the inner needle cap once it has been removed from the needle. You could accidentally prick yourself with the needle. Replace the pen cap after each use. Always remove and discard the needle after each injection and keep the pen without the needle attached. This reduces the risk of contamination, infection, solution leakage, needle sticking, and inaccurate dosing. When the pen is empty, dispose of it without the needle as recommended by your doctor or nurse and in accordance with local regulations.
Maintenance of the Norditropin Nordiflex Pen
- Do not drop the pen or hit it against a hard surface. If you drop it or suspect it is not good, always screw in a new needle and check the flow before injection.
- Do not attempt to refill the pen; it is pre-filled.
- Do not attempt to repair or disassemble the pen.
- Protect your pen from dust, dirt, frost, and direct sunlight.
- Do not attempt to wash, soak or lubricate the pen. If necessary, clean it with a mild detergent using a damp cloth.
- Do not freeze the pen or store it near the wall or cooling component of a refrigerator.
Norditropin Conversion Chart
Below is a chart to use to convert the MG to IU and vice-versa. This information will be used to dial in your Norditropin dosage before usage.
We recommend visiting the Official Norditropin Website for complete guides and assistance.