Information on how to access Genotropin® (somatropin, rbe) prescribing information and adverse event reporting can be found at the bottom of the page.
Genotropin pen cartridges are available in two dosage presentations: 5.3mg and 12mg strengths.
Please refer to the Genotropin Summary of Product Characteristics for information on dosing for different indications.
The Genotropin pen has been designed to help users introduce it into daily life using four easy steps each day.
To help reinforce your training, Pfizer UK provides educational videos for patients to watch, giving step-by-step instructions on the preparation and use of the Genotropin Pen.
These videos can be sent out to new patients as a DVD and as part of their starter pack, and can be reviewed below.
This procedure should be followed by patients when setting up a Genotropin pen for the first time, or when replacing a cartridge.
The Genotropin comes in two parts: a liquid solvent and powdered growth hormone which need to be mixed together before use. This should happen automatically on screwing the cartridge into place. To check that this has occurred satisfactorily:
Users should check the cartridge window to see that the solvent and powder have mixed fully and that the powder is properly dissolved. If further mixing is required, the pen should be tipped gently from side to side without shaking.
Users should also check that the dissolved product appears ‘clear’. If the appearance of the solution is cloudy, the medicine should not be used and must be safely discarded in their sharps bin. Users should then simply replace the faulty cartridge with a new one and contact their doctor or nurse.
Before injecting, patients should remove the outer needle cover and place it on one side safely for later use. The inner needle cover can now be removed and discarded in the sharps bin.
If using a needle guard, this can be added at this point to the Genotropin pen. The needle guard will hide the needle from view during an injection and can be used for each injection for the lifetime of the pen.
If using a needle guard, this should be removed first and prior to attempting needle removal.
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