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Brand name: Norditropin Nordiflex

Norditropin Nordiflex is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) somatropin. On this page you will find out more about Norditropin Nordiflex, 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 Nordiflex 15 mg/1.5 mL injection solution, 1.5 mL

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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
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Colourless solution for injection in glass cartridge with a bromobutyl piston and aluminium cap/ bromobutyl /synthetic polyisoprene disc and pre-sealed into disposable plastic syringes with dial-a-dose metering (NordiFlex).
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Subcutaneous
Medicine schedule
1 x 1.5mL cartridge: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Cartridge
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze,Protect from Light,Refrigerate
Life time 2 Years
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