Offering a more convenient option for patients that require a growth hormone dose of up to 6 mg, Novo Nordisk (Princeton, NJ) has announced the availability of the Norditropin (somatropin [rDNA origin] injection) NordiFlex 30mg/3ml pen. It was approved by FDA earlier this year.
The pen is the only prefilled, preloaded pen that allows children who need a dose larger than 4.5 mg to take one injection instead of two. The pen holds twice the volume of and has a higher maximum dose than the 15 mg Norditropin NordiFlex pen.
Patients use an easy-to-read dial for dialing in doses in increments of .1 mg. An AutoCover 30 g needle can be used with the pen to help reduce needle stick injuries.