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NuSpin was designed to be simple. With NuSpin, you can get your dose, delivered with confidence.
Nutropin AQ NuSpin offers a variety of dosing options to fit your needs:
For more information about the Nutropin AQ NuSpin, review the user guide or watch the injection video.NuSpin User Guide (English/Spanish) - Download PDF (3.6 MB) NuSpin 20 Instructions for Use - Download PDF (827 KB) NuSpin 10 Instructions for Use - Download PDF (1 MB) NuSpin 5 Instructions for Use - Download PDF (1 MB)
For more information about the Nutropin AQ Pen, you can review the quick reference guide.Nutropin AQ Pen Instructions for Use - Download PDF (4.3 MB)
If you or your child has pain while injecting Nutropin AQ, talk to your doctor. Some things that can make injections more comfortable include:
Allow the Nutropin AQ to come to room temperature prior to injection. Once you are finished with the injection, remember to return the drug to the refrigerator.
Be sure to inject Nutropin at a different recommended place on your body each time to avoid tissue breakdown. A doctor or nurse should provide injection training and supervise the first injection. Use the Nutropin AQ Monthly Tracker to help you keep track of injection sites and your dosing schedule.
Relax your muscles in the injection area during injection.
Sometimes the length of the needle may affect how it feels. It is important to discuss needle options with your healthcare professional, who will recommend a needle that is appropriate for you.
Try putting ice on the injection site first to numb it.
Make sure alcohol from the alcohol wipe has dried completely before injecting.
Use a dry cotton pad instead of an alcohol pad on the injection site when you remove the needle.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any allergic reaction to the injection of Nutropin therapy.
Occasionally, a problem may develop at an injection site. Contact your healthcare professional if you notice any of the following:
Please read this important safety information carefully. Then, if you have any questions, talk with your doctor.
What should you tell your doctor before starting Nutropin therapy?
While taking Nutropin, contact your doctor immediately if you experience:
Other important information about Nutropin
What are common possible side effects of Nutropin therapy?
Common side effects reported in adults and children taking Nutropin therapy include injection site reactions. Additional common side effects in adults include swelling, joint pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
You may report side effects to FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555
How should you store Nutropin?
Nutropin must be kept refrigerated (36° to 46°F [2° to 8°C]). Do not freeze. Cartridges and NuSpin pens must be used within 28 days of initial use. Throw away any unused Nutropin after 28 days of initial use. Before giving an injection, check the manufacturer's expiration date on the cartridge or pen. Do not use if it has expired. Do not inject medication if the solution is cloudy.
Nutropin AQ® [somatropin (rDNA origin) injection] is human growth hormone that is available by prescription only.
Doctors prescribe Nutropin therapy for children and teenagers who are short or growing slowly because they:
Doctors prescribe Nutropin therapy for adults who have growth hormone deficiency that began either in:
Your doctor will test to see if growth hormone is right for you.