Norditropin Simplexx is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) somatropin. On this page you will find out more about Norditropin Simplexx, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: somatropin
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Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Norditropin Simplexx 10 mg/1.5 mL injection solution, 1.5 mL cartridge
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What this medicine is for
Children:Treatment of growth failure in children due to pituitary growth hormone deficiency. Treatment of growth failure in girls due to gonadal dysgenesis (Turner's Syndrome). Treatment of growth failure in children due to chronic renal insufficiency whose height is on or less than the twenty-fifth percentile and whose growth velocity is on or less than the twenty-fifth percentile for bone age. Chronic renal insufficiency is defined as glomerular filtration rate of less than 30 mL/min/1.73 m2. Treatment of severe growth failure due to intrauterine growth retardation (i.e., children born small for gestational age (birth weight and/or length < -2 SD) without spontaneous catch up growth by 2 years of age). Adults: Treatment of adults with severe growth hormone deficiency as diagnosed in the insulin tolerance test for growth hormone deficiency and defined by peak growth hormone concentrations of less than 2.5 nanogram/mL. In order to establish Childhood Onset [CO] growth hormone insufficiency, reconfirmation by one provocative test is recommended. In order to establish isolated growth hormone deficiency two provocative tests are recommended. In adults, the insulin tolerance test is the provocative test of choice. When the insulin tolerance test is contraindicated, alternative provocative tests must be used. The combined arginine or the glucagon test may also be considered; however these tests have less established diagnostic value than the insulin tolerance test.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Colourless solution for injection in glass cartridge equipped with bromobutyl rubber piston & closed with aluminium cap containing bromobutyl /synthetic polyisoprene laminate membrane. (rubber disc)|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Subcutaneous|
1 x 1.5mL cartridge: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
3 x 1.5mL cartridge: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||See Product information for shelf life|
|Life time||2 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
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