Your pen at home or away.

Whether you’re at home or away, here’s what you need to know to take care of your FlexPro® pen.

Room temperature storage after first use.a

Most other growth hormones must be refrigerated at all times, but not Norditropin® pens.

Store them in the refrigerator at first, but after the first time you use FlexPro® [or NordiFlex®], [they/it] can be kept at room temperature (up to 77°F) if you’ll be using them within 21 days. (If you need to keep a pen for up to 4 weeks, store it in the fridge.a) This may allow for greater flexibility without having to preplan refrigeration for pens during overnight visits, vacations—even last-minute trips.

PEN PEN COLOR REFRIGERATION
REQUIRED
AFTER FIRST USE?
FlexPro® 5 mg/1.5 mL Orange Noa
FlexPro® 10 mg/1.5 mL Blue Noa
FlexPro® 15 mg/1.5 mL Green Noa
FlexPro® 30 mg/3 mL Purple Noa

a All Norditropin® products must be refrigerated prior to first use. Do not freeze. After initial use, 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.

a All Norditropin® products must be refrigerated prior to first use. Do not freeze. After initial use, 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.

Traveling with the pen.

Because FlexPro® [and NordiFlex®] pens don’t require refrigeration after first use,a you can take them with you to the soccer game, the friend’s house for a sleepover, etc. Your Starter Kit includes a carrying case to keep the pen safe. You could hang a charm from your keychain or put a sticker on your steering wheel to help you remember to bring the pen. See how to order free charms and stickers.

If you need to travel with an unopened pen, you can use the cooler bag from your Starter Kit to keep it cold. Keeping some cold packs in the freezer all the time will allow you to just grab it and go.

If you’re traveling by air, we recommend that you bring all your FlexPro® devices with you in your hand-carried bags. There is a high risk that your FlexPro® will freeze in checked luggage, and keeping it with you ensures you can get your regular dose even if your luggage should be lost or delayed. Download a Travel Permission form.

A safe place.

Here are some common-sense practices for storing your FlexPro® pen:

  • Store the pen away from pets and children. Keep it in the same place every day so it doesn’t get lost.

  • If you store the pen in the fridge, make sure it’s not too close to the freezer, and that it won’t fall out when you open the door.

  • If you live in a warm area, be certain that the pen isn’t getting warmer than 77°F.a

  • Likewise, if you’re traveling with the pen, make sure it doesn’t get warmer than 77°F. Be aware that the temperature inside a sun-warmed car can get much higher than this.

  • The pen should be stored away from direct light. Keep the lid on the pen at all times to keep light away from the solution.

a All Norditropin® products must be refrigerated prior to first use. Do not freeze. After initial use, 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.

Disposing of pens and needles.

It’s a good idea to check with your waste disposal company or with your local regulatory agencies to find out your options for prefilled device disposal. The needle and pen must be disposed of in a sharps disposal container (one of these is included in your Starter Kit).