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PATIENT INFORMATION

Instructions for Use

Important Note

Please read these instructions completely before using the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK. If there is anything you do not understand or cannot do, call the toll-free number listed at the end of this leaflet.

If you have any questions about your dose or your treatment with GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) , call your healthcare provider right away.

Use this device only for the person for whom it was prescribed.

GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK is a device used to mix and administer a single dose of GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) Lyophilized Powder (somatropin [rDNA origin] for injection).

Each GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK comes preloaded with a two-chamber cartridge of GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) . GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK is available in ten different dose sizes. Be sure you have the dose your doctor prescribed.

The GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK is disposable; after you administer the dose, you throw the empty unit away. IMPORTANT - always throw away the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK properly, as directed by your healthcare provider.

Components

This system consists of the delivery device, the two-chamber cartridge of GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) packaged inside it, and a separate injection needle. The diagram below identifies the different components.

GENOTROPIN MINIQUICK Components - Illustration

A needle for injection is provided with each device. If you need additional needles, ask for Becton Dickinson Ultra-Fine pen needles, either 29, 30 or 31 gauge.

The two-chamber cartridge of GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) contains the growth hormone powder in one chamber and a liquid in the other. When you turn the plunger rod clockwise (to the right), the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK automatically mixes the growth hormone powder and the liquid.

Storage

Before the drug is reconstituted (the powder mixed with the liquid), you can store the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK at room temperature (77° F or less) for up to three months. Keep it in the carton to protect it from light.

You should inject the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) right after you reconstitute it. If that is not possible, you can keep the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK in the refrigerator (in the carton) for up to 24 hours after reconstitution. Do not freeze. If you do not use the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK within 24 hours after reconstitution, throw it away.

Single Use

There are no preservatives in the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK.

Use each GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK only once and then throw it away.

To help prevent infection, always wash your hands well with soap and water before using the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK.

1. Wipe the rubber stopper on the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK with a pad or swab moistened with rubbing alcohol.

Wipe the rubber stopper - Illustration

2. Peel the paper covering from the back of the injection needle. Leave both protective caps (inner and outer) on the needle.

Peel the paper covering - Illustration

Screw the needle onto the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK, turning it until it stops.

3. Hold the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK with the needle pointing up. To mix the growth hormone powder with the liquid, turn the plunger rod clockwise (to the right) until it will go no further.

Hold the GENOTROPIN MINIQUICK with the needle pointing up - Illustration

4. Do not shake the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK. Shaking may inactivate the growth hormone so it will not work.

Check to make sure the solution is clear, indicating that the growth hormone powder is completely dissolved. If you see particles, or if the solution is discolored, do not inject it. Instead, call the toll-free number listed at the end of this leaflet.

Check to make sure the solution is clear - Illustration

If using the optional, reusable Needle Guard to hide the needle, go to step 5. If the Needle Guard is not used, go to step 6.

5. To attach the optional reusable Needle Guard, remove the outer protective cap from the needle, place the Needle Guard on to the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK, and press gently until the Needle Guard snaps into place.

Remove the outer protective cap - Illustration

6. Select and disinfect an appropriate injection site, as instructed by your healthcare provider.

If the optional Needle Guard is not used, remove the outer and inner protective caps from the needle. If the Needle Guard is used, remove the inner protective cap from the needle.

Remove the outer and inner protective caps from the needle - Illustration

7. Pinch a fold of skin at the injection site firmly, and push the needle straight into the skinfold at a 90-degree angle. When using the Needle Guard, the retractable plastic needle shield will push in as the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK is pushed against the skin.

Pinch a fold of skin - Illustration

8. Push the plunger rod as far as it will go, to inject all the medicine in the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK.

Wait a few seconds to be sure that all the growth hormone has been injected. Then, pull out the needle.

Push the plunger rod as far as it will go - Illustration

9. After injection, carefully replace the outer protective cap on the needle if you are not using the optional Needle Guard. If you are using the Needle Guard, carefully replace the inner protective cap on the needle while the Needle Guard is on the unit. Then remove the Needle Guard and save it for future use. Throw away the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK in a suitable container.

Carefully replace the outer protective cap - Illustration

Always throw away the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK properly, as instructed by your healthcare provider.

The reusable Needle Guard may be cleaned by wiping with a damp cloth or alcohol swab. If it cannot be cleaned satisfactorily, or does not function properly, throw it away and contact Pharmacia & Upjohn for a replacement.

Questions about how to use the GENOTROPIN (somatropin [rdna origin]) MINIQUICK? Call Pharmacia & Upjohn Company toll-free at (800) 645-1280

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/16/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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