Norditropin Flexpro Pen
Norditropin is a man-made growth hormone that is used in treating adults and children whose bodies do not produce enough growth hormone naturally. It is used in the treatment of children who are not growing normally due to a variety of medical conditions. A doctor may prescribe Norditropin to treat other certain medical conditions in patients as they see fit. Norditropin works by helping stimulate growth.
Hormones are chemicals produced in the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. They are released into the bloodstream at certain times during an individual’s life, and in particular during childhood. They signal continual and important changes in a person’s body, such as the development of muscles, the growth of bones and increases in a body’s metabolic processes. If insufficient growth hormone is released by the body, a person will not attain their potential height. Norditropin is an artificial growth hormone.
You should not use Norditropin if:
- you are allergic to Norditropin or to phenol
- you have respiratory failure or any other serious breathing problem, or any serious illness as a result of complications following any injury or surgery
- you have a brain tumor, or have recently recovered from cancer, of if you still have an active form of cancer
- you suffer from eye problems that are caused by diabetes
- you have had a kidney transplant
- you are severely overweight
If you are considering using Norditropin, you should consult with a physician or any health care provider before you do so.
If you have a current medical condition, then you must inform your doctor before you start taking Norditropin, as some conditions can interact with the growth hormone and cause a risk to your health. This particularly applies to the following:
- if you pregnant, or if you think you might be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, or are currently breast-feeding
- if you are currently taking any medicine, herbal remedy or dietary supplement
- if you typically experience allergic reactions to medicines, or foods, or anything else
- if you or members of your family have a history of lung or heart problems, an under-active thyroid gland, problems with pituitary or adrenal glands, hearing problems or kidney problems
- if you or a member of your family has or has had diabetes, or you have high levels of sugar in your blood
- if you have a history of any type of cancer, including leukemia, or any type of tumor
- If you suffer from scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
- if you suffer from papilledema (swelling around the optic nerve)
- if you have a history of being overweight
- if you have recently had major surgery
Norditropin will interact with certain medicines. If you are currently using a medication on a regular basis, you must tell your health care provider of this before you start using Norditropin, particularly if you are using any of the following:
Always inform your doctor of any medicines you are taking before you start using Norditropin.