How to Use Norditropin for Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency

How to Use Norditropin

Norditropin is a well-respected brand of human growth hormone (HGH) medication prescribed for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in adults and children. Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of Norditropin, provides the FlexPro pens in four convenient strengths, allowing for dosages ranging from .025 mg to 8 mg, depending on the doctor’s prescription. In this review of how to use Norditropin, we cover the purpose of this medication, the benefits of using Norditropin FlexPro pens, and how to administer HGH injections.

Norditropin administration at home makes it easy to boost your body’s growth hormone (GH) levels. The purpose of increasing low GH levels is not to stimulate the achievement of height, as in children, but to support the following critical functions:

  • Cellular regeneration
  • Immunity
  • Metabolism
  • Brain functions
  • Heart health
  • Insulin, glucose, and cholesterol regulation
  • Sexual functions

Those are only a few of the many areas that can benefit from Norditropin use if you have adult GHD. If your hormone specialist diagnoses growth hormone deficiency, then treatment is highly recommended to reduce the risk of developing conditions such as osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and more.

You may have GHD if you suffer from any of the following most common symptoms associated with growth hormone decline:

  • Weight gain
  • Muscle or bone loss
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Mood changes, including depression
  • Aging skin or hair thinning
  • Poor immune system functions
  • Mental decline, including memory loss and poor concentration
  • Reduced motivation and productivity
  • Social isolation
  • Low libido or sexual decline
  • Decreased quality of life

By learning how to use Norditropin HGH injections, you can safely and effectively reverse those symptoms, as well as many others.

By learning how to use Norditropin, you can improve your quality of life.

Norditropin FlexPro Pens Benefits

When you learn how to use Norditropin injections in the steps below, you provide your body with a way to counter the decline associated with decreased growth hormone production. With the medical advances in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, there is no reason for anyone to suffer from GH decline.

Before we go into the step by step injection procedure, we want to explain some of the benefits you receive by learning how to use Norditropin FlexPro pens:

  • Convenient Usage

    Unlike many other HGH pens, Norditropin FlexPro is an all-in-one unit that comes prefilled and ready for use. There is no changing of empty cartridges or reconstitution of a lyophilized powder. All you have to do is attach the needle, prime the pen before the first use, and you are good to go.

    Best of all, if you like to travel, whether for work or play, the FlexPro pen may be the best option for you. As you will see in the Norditropin instructions for use, although the pens require refrigeration when you receive them, once you use a pen for the first time, you can keep it at room temperature for up to 21 days. Each pen is good for up to 4 weeks if you keep it in the refrigerator.

  • Easy Dosing
    Setting the Norditropin dose on the FlexPro pen is simple, too. The dose counter and dose pointer make it easy to set your dosage so that you can be confident you are getting the right amount of HGH each time. Having four different pen options ensures that you get the best one for your needs.
  • The Needles
    Novo Nordisk provides some of the thinnest needles available for the treatment of GHD. Best of all, if you do not want to see the needle while giving yourself an injection, you can attach the PenMate, a reusable cover that fits over the FlexPro pen to keep the needles hidden from view during your daily dose.
When it comes to administering HGH injections, discovering how to use Norditropin is the answer for convenience and easy dosing.

How to Administer Norditropin HGH

The instructions below show how to use Norditropin pen injectors to treat growth hormone deficiency in adults. If you have any questions, want to watch online videos, or would like one of our medical advisors to walk you through the process over the phone, do not hesitate to ask. Kingsberg Medical is here to simplify your at-home administration of HGH therapy to ensure you get the best possible results.

Here are some hints to help you get it right every time:

  • Always gather your medication and supplies before getting started and place them on a clean work surface such as a counter or table
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before proceeding with each injection – then dry with a clean towel
  • Remember to use a new needle for each shot, and properly dispose of it as directed in the Sharps container
  • Verify the expiration date before each injection
  • Examine the medication by turning the pen up and down and few times – you want to make sure there are no crystals or particles in the liquid, and that there is no discoloration or cloudy appearance

Once you complete the above steps, you are ready to proceed with how to use the Norditropin pen by following the steps below:

  • Upon determining where to give your shot, clean the area with a fresh alcohol swab and allow it to air dry
  • Remove the cap from the pen, setting it aside, and take a new NovoFine needle
  • Pull off and discard the paper tab from the needle then push it straight onto the tip of the pen, turning it to ensure it is tight
  • Remove and discard both the outer and inner needle caps – you may see a drop of HGH on the tip of the needle – this is fine
  • Before the first dose with each new pen, turn the dosing selector knob one tick mark and point the needle tip up towards the ceiling
  • Press the dose button and hold it in until a “0” returns to the dose counter display – you should see a drop of Norditropin at the tip of the needle (you can repeat this up to six times until you see that first drop) *Remember – you only have to do this step when starting a new pen
  • After priming the pen, and for subsequent injections, turn the dosing knob to the prescribed amount – when prescribing Norditropin, how much to use will be determined by your doctor based on your body’s needs
  • Insert the needle with the dose counter facing you
  • Press the dose button down and hold it in until the dose counter again shows “0” lining up with the dose pointer – feeling or hearing a click is possible – slowly count to 6 before removing the needle from your skin
  • It is normal to see a drop of HGH on the tip of the needle once you remove it from your body
  • Unlike other brands of HGH where you replace the needle cover, Novo Nordisk has you carefully hold the base of the needle and twist it off and discard in the Sharps container uncovered to avoid needle sticks that could occur when replacing the needle cap (do not leave the used needle on the pen)
  • Recap the pen and put it away until the next use

When you start a new pen, do not use it if after six attempts to get a drop of HGH at the tip of the needle fail. First, try a new needle. Then, after another six attempts, contact Novo Nordisk and switch to a different pen. DO NOT use a pen that does not provide you with a drop of Norditropin during the priming steps. You can also contact Kingsberg Medical with any questions about this process.

Regarding your Norditropin how to use instructions, you can select from the following body areas for your injection:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Upper arm
  • Thighs

Many people inject HGH into their abdomen as it provides a wide area for use and easy access. Remember to alternate the injection site daily.

For additional information about how to use Norditropin, or to find out if you can benefit from HGH therapy, please contact Kingsberg Medical for a free consultation by phone.

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