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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.

aNeedles are sold separately and may require a prescription in some states.

NovoFine® 30G Needle

Thinner needles may hurt less—and the ultra-thin NovoFine® 32G 6 mm needle is designed to minimize pain.

Needle thickness.

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 thickness


NovoFine® Needle

• 30 gauge
• 0.305 mm thickness


Vaccination Needle

• 23-25 gauge
• 0.508 - 0.635 mm thickness


NEEDLE

GAUGE

THICKNESS

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® 30G Needle

Needle length.

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 length


NovoFine® 30G Needle

• 8 mm length


Vaccination Needle

• 15-31 mm


NEEDLE

LENGTH

NovoFine® 32G Needle

4 mm

NovoFine® 30G Needle

8 mm

Vaccination Needle

15–31 mm

Thinner needles may hurt less—and the ultra-thin NovoFine® 32G 6 mm needle is designed to minimize pain.

One-time use.

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.

Don't like needles?

We have 2 options for patients who prefer not to see the needle.

PenMate®
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.

bPenMate® can’t be used with the Norditropin® FlexPro® 30 mg pen or with NovoFine® Autocover®.

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.

Selected Important Safety Information

Do not use Norditropin® if: you have a critical illness caused by certain types of heart or stomach surgery, trauma or breathing (respiratory) problems; you are a child with Prader-Willi syndrome who is severely obese or has breathing problems including sleep apnea; you have cancer or other tumors; you are allergic to somatropin or any of the ingredients in Norditropin®; your healthcare provider tells you that you have certain types of eye problems caused by diabetes (diabetic retinopathy); you are a child with closed bone growth plates (epiphyses).

Indications and Usage

What is Norditropin® (somatropin) injection?
 
Norditropin® is a prescription medicine that contains human growth hormone and is used to treat:
  • children who are not growing because of low or no growth hormone 
  • children who are short (in stature) and who have Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, or were born small (small for gestational age-SGA) and have not caught-up in growth by age 2 to 4 years 
  • children who have Idiopathic Short Stature (ISS) 
  • children who are not growing who have Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) 
  • adults who do not make enough growth hormone

Important Safety Information (cont’d)

Before taking Norditropin®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have had heart or stomach surgery, trauma or serious breathing (respiratory problems) 
  • have had a history of problems breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea) 
  • have or have had cancer or any tumor 
  • have diabetes 
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Norditropin® may affect how other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Norditropin® works.

How should I use Norditropin®?

  • Use Norditropin® exactly as your health care provider tells you to 
  • Do not share your Norditropin® pens and needles with another person even if the needle has been changed. You may give another person an infection or get an infection from them.

What are the possible side effects of Norditropin®?
Norditropin® may cause serious side effects, including:

  • high risk of death in people who have critical illnesses because of heart or stomach surgery, trauma or serious breathing (respiratory) problems 
  • high risk of sudden death in children with Prader-Willi syndrome who are severely obese or have breathing problems including sleep apnea 
  • increased risk of growth of cancer or a tumor that is already present and increased risk of the return of cancer or a tumor in people who were treated with radiation to the brain or head as children and who developed low growth hormone problems. Contact the healthcare provider if you or your child start to have headaches, or have changes in behavior, changes in vision, or changes in moles, birthmarks, or the color of your skin 
  • new or worsening high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes 
  • increase in pressure in the skull (intracranial hypertension). If you or your child has headaches, eye problems, nausea or vomiting, contact the healthcare provider 
  • serious allergic reactions. Get medical help right away if you or your child has the following symptoms: swelling of your face, lips, mouth or tongue, trouble breathing, wheezing, severe itching, skin rashes, redness or swelling, dizziness or fainting, fast heartbeat or pounding in your chest, or sweating 
  • your body holding too much fluid (fluid retention) such as swelling in the hands and feet, pain in your joints or muscles or nerve problems that cause pain, burning, or tingling in the hands, arms, legs and feet. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of these signs or symptoms of fluid retention. 
  • decrease in a hormone called cortisol. Tell your or your child’s healthcare provider if you or your child has darkening of the skin, severe fatigue, dizziness, weakness or weight loss 
  • decrease in thyroid hormone levels 
  • hip and knee pain or a limp in children (slipped capital femoral epiphysis) 
  • worsening of pre-existing curvature of the spine (scoliosis) 
  • severe and constant abdominal pain can be a sign of pancreatitis. Tell your or your child’s healthcare provider if you or your child has any new abdominal pain. 
  • loss of fat and tissue weakness in the area of skin you inject 
  • increase in phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase, and parathyroid hormone levels in your blood

The most common side effects of Norditropin® include:

  • injection site reactions and rashes, and headaches

Please click here for Norditropin® Prescribing Information.

Norditropin® is a prescription medication.

Novo Nordisk provides patient assistance for those who qualify. Please call 1-866-310-7549 to learn more about Novo Nordisk assistance programs.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800- FDA-1088.

Talk to your health care provider and find out if Norditropin® is right for you or your child.