To the point.
NovoFine® needles are some of the thinnest needles on the market.a Needle diameter is measured in gauge. The higher the gauge number, the thinner the needle.
a Needles are sold separately and may require a prescription in some states.
NovoFine® 32G is a 32-gauge needle, which is less than one-quarter of a millimeter thick (0.229 mm). In comparison, needles used for vaccinations are usually between 23 and 25 gauge, or 0.635 mm to 0.508 mm.
|NovoFine® Plus Needle||32 gauge||0.229 mm|
|NovoFine® Needle||30 gauge||0.305 mm|
|Vaccination Needle||23-25 gauge||0.508 - 0.635 mm|
NovoFine® 32G needles are 4 millimeters long. Compare this to the diameter of a dime, which is almost 18 mm. Needles typically used for vaccinations are between 15 mm and 31 mm.
|NovoFine® 32G Needle||4 mm|
|NovoFine® 30G Needle||8 mm|
|Vaccination Needle||15–31 mm|
FlexPro® pens use disposable needles that twist on and off of the pen and should be discarded after each use. Some kids like to attach the needle themselves, even if they are not ready to self-inject.
“I like putting on the needle.”Janine – Norditropin® patient, age 11
Don't like needles?
We have 2 options for patients who prefer not to see the needle.
PenMate® is a reusable cover for the FlexPro® pen, created for people who prefer not to see the needle on their pens.b An option designed exclusively for use with FlexPro® 5 mg, 10 mg, and 15 mg pens, PenMate® has a large gripping surface so you can hold it firmly in your hands. Once it’s attached to the FlexPro® pen, it completely covers the needle—you won’t see the needle during injection because the insertion button inserts the needle into the skin for you.
b PenMate® can’t be used with the Norditropin® FlexPro® 30 mg pen or with NovoFine® Autocover®.
NovoFine® Autocover® needles have a shield that hides the needle before, during, and after the injection. The shield covers the needle, retracts during growth hormone injection, and then covers the needle again. Because it "locks" after use, it may also reduce the risk of accidentally sticking yourself with the needle after you’ve used it. Autocover® can be used with all Norditropin® FlexPro® pens.