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Information on how to access Genotropin® (somatropin, rbe) prescribing information and adverse event reporting can be found at the bottom of the page.

Miniquick dosing information

The MiniQuick comes in 10 different doses, starting at 0.2mg and increasing by 0.2mg increments until the highest dose of 2.0mg. Each MiniQuick pack contains patient information and directions for use. 

Please refer to the Genotropin Summary of Product Characteristics for information on dosing for different indications. 

Patient demonstration videos

To help reinforce your training, Pfizer UK provides educational videos for patients to watch, giving step-by-step instructions on the use of the Genotropin MiniQuick. 

These videos can be sent out to new patients as a DVD and as part of their starter pack, and can be reviewed below.

Watch how a child patient takes Genotropin with the Miniquick device

This animation will inform you of how to prepare and inject with the Miniquick

Training Guide for Genotropin MiniQuick Use.1

Healthcare providers should include the following information when counselling patients on Genotropin MiniQuick Use.
Please note: Patients and/or carers should always be cautioned that waste from injections must be disposed of in a sharps bin rather than an ordinary bin at all times.

Patients should be advised to attach a new needle by pushing and screwing the outer needle cap onto the end of the syringe. Provided needles may be yellow or blue capped, although the education video includes yellow ones as an example. Once the needle has been screwed on, patients (or carers) should pull off the outer needle cap and discard it in a sharps bin.

Step one – adding a needle

To prepare the syringe for injection, patients should hold the syringe upright and screw the white plunger clockwise until it cannot be turned any more. This action mixes together the solvent and powdered somatropin growth hormone. 
Patients should check that the powder has completely dissolved by inspecting the syringe chamber. If the growth hormone powder has not fully dissolved, patients should be advised to give the syringe a few gentle taps and to tilt the syringe gently from side to side, taking care not to shake it.

Step two – preparing the syringe for injection

The inner needle cap should now be removed and safely disposed of within the sharps bin.
After preparing the injection site, patients should insert the needle straight down into the injection site. When injecting, patients should push the plunger all the way down, with the needle held in place for at least five seconds before removing it.
The MiniQuick can now be disposed of in the sharps bin.

Step three – injecting

Although the Genotropin MiniQuick does not need to be stored in a fridge prior to mixing, patients should be instructed that if the MiniQuick is not going to be used immediately, it must be stored in a fridge and used within a 24 hour period.

Storage

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NICE technology appraisal guidance

Find out more about NICE’s technology appraisals on the use of somatropin

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Endocrine helpline 

Our dedicated nurse team are on hand to support patients being treated with Genotropin and healthcare professionals who have Genotropin patients

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The MiniQuick

Find out more about the MiniQuick device

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Support for Pharmacists

If you’re a pharmacist and want to know more about Genotropin 

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Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency

Find out more about how Genotropin can help your patients with Adult growth hormone deficiency

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