Norditropin Nordilet 30 IU Overview
Norditropin Nordilet 30 IU and 15mg (45IU) solution for injection cartridges are indicated in children with growth problems, Turner’s syndrome, in people with certain kidney problems and in children who are too small for their age.
Norditropin is supplied by Novo Nordisk Limited and contains:
hydrochloric acid for pH adjustment
sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment
water for injections
Norditropin Nordilet 30 IU is manufactured using recombinant DNA technology in E. coli secretion expression system.
Caution must be taken if the patient:
is a child who has stopped growing completely
is over 60 years old
is allergic or sensitive to any ingredients
is suffering from complications caused by surgery, trauma, or other medical conditions
has a respiratory infection, tumour, or kidney problems
has diabetes or is at risk for developing diabetes e.g. family history of diabetes, has certain skin problems or is obese
has or have had brain or central nervous system problems
has pituitary problems
has Prader-Willi syndrome
has Silver-Russell syndrome
has sleep apnoea
Norditropin Nordilet 30 IU is contraindicated in children under the age of four and in those who are having a kidney transplant.
The following drugs may interact with Norditropin Nordilet pen 30 IU
The following types of drugs may also interact with Norditropin pen 30 IU
medicines that are metabolised by the cytochrome P450 system
Doctor must be informed if the patients is taking any of the above, or is undergoing treatment with any alternative medicaments, including vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription drugs.
For the best result from Norditropin Simplexx Pen 30IU it should be taken in the evening.
Do not use Norditropin Nordilet 30 IU if the packaging has been tampered with, or if it shows any signs of damage. If you started a cartridge, leave it in the pen. Once opened, store it in a fridge at 2-8°C, and dispose no later than 28 days after opening. You can also store it at the room temperature; however, you must dispose of it 21 days after opening. Store it in the carton box (it is light sensitive), out of the sight and reach of children and pets. Do not freeze, or use after the expiry date shown on the packaging.
Side-effects OF Norditropin Nordilet 30 IU
In children, side-effects are usually uncommon or rare.
In adults, oedema of the extremities is very common (1 in 10). Less common side effects include headaches, joint pain or stiffness, muscle pain or tenderness and paraesthesia. In addition, carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetes, pain at the injection sites, itching or muscle stiffness is uncommon. On rare occasions skin rash may occur, sometimes in children.
Other symptoms (with unknown frequencies) include:
abnormal laboratory test results
ear problems especially in people with Turner’s syndrome
increase in the size of hands and feet
increased blood glucose
production of anti-Norditropin Nordilet 30 IU antibodies
reduced glucose tolerance