Important things to note before you get started:

Place your Somatropin 40IU pen in the fridge (2-8°C) from the day you receive it.

In the box, you will receive one Somatropin 40iu injection pen and 8 single-use needles.

Refer to the package insert for detailed information.

The Somatropin 40IU pen can be selected in 1IU increments up to 8IU.

You should take one or two doses per day as instructed by your practitioner..

Your practitioner will advise the dosage, but you typically start with a lower dose, such as 2IU per day for 4 weeks, and then increase it systematically to the recommended dose. The Somatropin 40IU pen is used for ongoing treatment at doses of 1IU – 8IU per day.

Getting started:

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Check the expiry date of your medication and ensure you have the correct medication with the correct dose.
  3. Remove the pen cap.
  4. Pull the needle cover off, while holding the pen upright, place the needle on top, and screw it on.
  5. Remove the outer needle cap and then the smaller needle cap.
  6. When you open your pen for the first time, you need to prime the pen.
  7. By holding the pen upright, tap the pen lightly for any air bubbles to rise to the top.
  8. Turn the dial to the dash with two dots and push the plunger in.
  9. Repeat this process until you see a tiny drop of Somatropin liquid come out of the needle.
  10. Next, turn the dial to your selected dose.
  11. In this case, 1IU is selected and is the predetermined amount that you will inject.

Using your Pen:

There are several areas on the body where you can inject Somatropin into.

The best places on your body to inject Somatropin are the front of your thighs, the front of your waist (abdomen), or your upper arms. Somatropin should be injected into the subcutaneous tissue.

It is also important to rotate the injection site every week to prevent overuse of one particular site.

Once you have selected your injection site, clean the area with an alcohol swab.

When you are ready for the injection, make sure the selected dose is correct, and the dosage selector on the pen shows your desired dosage, i.e., 2IU.

Place the pen in your hand with a fist-like grip, with your thumb ready to push the plunger in.

Inject the needle at a 90-degree angle to your skin. Use your thumb to push the plunger all the way down. Leave the needle in your skin for a steady count of 6 seconds, then remove the needle at a 90-degree angle.

Once you are done, check that you have delivered the full dose in the dosage window. Your pen plunger should be all the way in. Your dosage selector will now show a white line, as it was before you selected any dosage.

To remove the needle, place the large needle cap over the needle, screw it off, and replace the pen cap.

Please dispose of your used needle safely in a “sharps box”.

Remember to store your Somatropin pen back in the fridge after use.

It is convenient to fill in the ‘Chosen day of the week’ schedule on your box and mark what day of the week you took your dosage. This can assist in making sure you take it on the same day each week.