NuSpin® Devices & Dosing
Nutropin AQ® NuSpin® — Designed to be simple
NuSpin devices are designed to be simple to use. Nutropin AQ NuSpin is a disposable, multi-dose, dial-a-dose injection device prefilled with Nutropin AQ (somatropin) injection, for subcutaneous use.
Instructions for Use
Storage and Maintenance
When not in use, the Nutropin AQ NuSpin should be refrigerated at 36°
to 46°F (2° to 8°C) to maintain the potency of the medication. The
NuSpin device should never be frozen. During use, it is
recommended that patients have their device outside of the
refrigerator for no longer than one hour per day. If the
Nutropin AQ NuSpin is kept outside of the refrigerator for longer than
one hour, the medication should not be used. Direct patients to
call 1-866-NUTROPIN for additional assistance. Patients should
keep their medication out of direct sunlight.
When traveling, instruct patients to keep their device dry and stored
within the appropriate temperature range noted above.
Patients should never place their injection device under water. If their device is accidentally immersed, they should remove it from the water and dry it immediately. Also, remind patients to never use alcohol when cleaning their device.
Patients are instructed to call 1-866-NUTROPIN, their
specialty pharmacy, or their healthcare team if the Nutropin AQ NuSpin
Patients must use a new needle for every injection. The needle is sterile only for a single injection. The following needles fit and work on the NuSpin:
BD Ultra-Fine is a trademark of Becton,
Dickinson and Company. NovoFine and Autocover are registered
trademarks of Novo Nordisk A/S.
The NuSpin device is prefilled and the cartridge cannot be replaced. When the NuSpin device is empty, it should be disposed of, with the needle attached, by using the same procedure for needle disposal.
Patients should be instructed to always store disposal containers out of the reach of children. Patients/caregivers should dispose of needles in a proper sharps disposal container. Improper disposal of needles and other medical sharps can cause needle-stick injuries.
Advise patients to throw away used needles safely; they should check with their local health departments for guidelines. More information is available here: Genentech Information on Sharps Disposal.
If the specialty pharmacy does not provide a sharps container, patients may call the Nurse Hotline 1-866-688-7674 to have one delivered.
The Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal - A searchable database of locations accepting used sharps
See other Frequently Asked Questions about devices and dosing.
Patients should be sure to inject Nutropin AQ® at a different recommended place on their body each time to avoid tissue breakdown. A doctor or nurse should provide injection training and supervise the first injection.
Patients should not inject Nutropin AQ until they have been properly trained. If patients have not been trained yet, they may call 1-866-NUTROPIN (1-866-688-7674) to set up an appointment.
- Nutropin AQ must be refrigerated at 36° to 46°F (2° to 8°C), and cannot continue to be used beyond 28 days after initial use and should be discarded. Nutropin AQ should not be frozen.
- The Nutropin AQ cartridges are light-sensitive and should be protected from light when not in use.
Nutropin AQ is available in the United States by prescription only.
For questions, patients may call 1-866-NUTROPIN (1-866-688-7674) or visit Nutropin.com.