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How to Buy Genotropin Miniquick Injections

Written by Author - Authors Medical experts of the National HRT Clinic - April 11, 2017

Genotropin Miniquick

The Genotropin® Miniquick is a human growth hormone (HGH) delivery device in the form of a pen. Like all types of prescription HGH injections, you cannot, under any circumstances, legally purchase the Miniquick injector without a doctor’s prescription.

You cannot buy the Genotropin® Miniquick injectable device online or anywhere else, for the matter, without a doctor’s prescription.

If your goal is to get a prescription for an HGH pen such as the Genotropin® Miniquick online, fill out our online medical history form. Or you can use the “contact us” or “chat” features on this page to schedule a consolation to see if you qualify for a prescription for Genotropin.

You cannot legally buy the Genotropin® Miniquick pen without a prescription.

Genotropin Miniquick General Information

Genotropin® is the prescription human growth hormone made by Pfizer. It is a recombinant human growth hormone indicated for the treatment of children with growth failure due to GHD, Prader-Willi syndrome, Small for Gestational Age, Turner syndrome, and Idiopathic Short Stature, and for adults with either adult onset or a continuance of childhood-onset GHD.

How Does Genotropin Work?

Like all versions of prescription human growth hormone (HGH) injections, Genotropin works by replacing the HGH normally produced by the pituitary gland. Clinical trials have demonstrated that Genotropin® is therapeutically equivalent to the human growth hormone produced by the pituitary origin.

Indications and Contraindications

Genotropin® is an injectable human growth hormone. It is indicated for children who have growth failure and for the replacement of growth hormone in adults with growth hormone deficiency (GHD).

According to the prescribing information provided by the manufacturer: Genotropin® is available for use with a variety of proprietary injectable devices made by the manufacturer or with standard syringes. The injectable devices include the Genotropin® Multiuse Pen and the Genotropin MiniQuick® pen. The Genotropin MiniQuick® pen is a preservative-free, pre-measured disposable pen featuring:

  • No dose setting—each MiniQuick contains one pre-measured dose.
  • No refrigeration needed
  • Packaged in a 7-day supply

Genotropin® Miniquick is a prescription medication used to treat adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD).


According to its manufacturer, Genotropin®:

  • Should not be used to increase height in children after the growth plates have closed.
  • It should not be used in patients with diabetes who have certain types of diabetic retinopathy (eye problems).
  • Should not be used in patients who have been recently diagnosed with cancer, with cancer, or who are being treated for cancer.
  • Should not be used in patients who are critically ill because of surgery, trauma, or respiratory failure.
  • Should not be used in children with Prader-Willi syndrome who are very overweight or have severe breathing problems.
  • Should not be used by patients who have had an allergy or bad reaction to somatropin or any of the other ingredients in Genotropin®. In the event of an allergic reaction, seek prompt medical attention.

Some patients have developed diabetes mellitus while taking Genotropin®. Your dosage of diabetes medicines may need to be adjusted during growth hormone treatment.


Before accepting a prescription for Genotropin®, tell your doctor if you have a history of:

  • Adrenal gland problems
  • Eye problems (e.g., diabetic retinopathy)
  • Recent major surgery/injury
  • Severe breathing problems (acute respiratory failure)
  • Diabetes or family history of diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Kidney disease
  • Tumors (cancer, especially of the head/neck)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Back problems (scoliosis)

If you have diabetes, this drug may increase your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high blood sugar, such as increased thirst/urination. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.

Check your products insert for a complete list of warnings, side-effects, and contraindications of Genotropin®.

Genotropin Miniquick Benefits

Clinical trials have demonstrated that Genotropin® is therapeutically equivalent to the human growth hormone produced by the pituitary gland. In children with growth hormone deficiency, Prader-Willi syndrome, or other conditions resulting in insufficient growth, Genotropin® stimulates linear growth. In adults with GHD, treatment with Genotropin® results in reduced fat mass, increased lean body mass, metabolic alterations that include beneficial changes in lipid metabolism, and normalization of IGF-I concentrations.

In addition to tissue growth, other documented benefits of Genotropin® include:

  • Skeletal Growth
  • Cell Growth
  • Organ Growth
  • Increased protein metabolism
  • Improved carbohydrate metabolism
  • Improved Lipid Metabolism
  • Improved Mineral Metabolism – particularly resulting in an increase in bodily potassium and phosphorus levels
  • Improved tissue metabolism – particularly an increase in collagen production

Genotropin Injections Potential Side Effects

Genotropin injections are approved for the treatment of growth hormone deficiencies in children and adults. Genotropin is generally regarded as safe. However, as with any prescription medication, it has some potential side effects.

Some of the more common side effects of Genotropin® include side injection site reactions, such as pain, redness/swelling, inflammation, bleeding, scarring, lumps, or rash. Other common side effects could be fat loss, headache, blood in the urine, low thyroid activity, and mildly increased blood sugar.

Some of the potentially severe, though less common side effects of Genotropin® include:

  • Bone or skeletal pain
  • Burning, numbness, pain, or tingling in all fingers except the smallest finger
  • Chest pain
  • Depressed mood
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Feeling cold
  • Hair loss
  • Hoarseness or husky voice
  • Slowed heartbeat
  • Swelling of the ankles

See your medication’s insert for a complete list of potential side-effects.

Your prescription for Genotropin® will be tailored to best meet your particular goals and lifestyle. You will be carefully monitored over the course of your treatment with Genotropin®, so any chance of side effects should be kept to a minimum. Tell your doctor if you are experiencing any of these or other side effects while taking Genotropin®.

Genotropin Injections Dosage*

The daily dosage of Genotropin® varies by your age, weight, and the condition it is being prescribed for. The weekly dose should be divided into 6 or 7 subcutaneous injections. According to the Prescribing Information provided by the National Institutes for Health, Genotropin® should be administered subcutaneously as follows:

  • Pediatric GHD: 0.16 to 0.24 mg/kg/week
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome: 0.24 mg/kg/week
  • Small for Gestational Age: Up to 0.48 mg/kg/week
  • Turner Syndrome: 0.33 mg/kg/week
  • Idiopathic Short Stature: up to 0.47 mg/kg/week
  • Adult GHD: Either a non-weight based or a weight-based dosing regimen may be followed, with doses adjusted based on treatment response and IGF-I concentrations
  • Non-weight-based dosing: A starting dose of approximately 0.2mg/day (range, 0.15-0.30 mg/day) may be used without consideration of body weight and increased gradually every 1-2 months by increments of approximately 0.1-0.2 mg/day.
  • Weight-based dosing: The recommended initial dose is not more than 0.04 mg/kg/week; the dose may be increased as tolerated to not more than 0.08 mg/kg/week at 4–8 week intervals.
  • Genotropin® cartridges are color-coded to correspond to a specific delivery device.
  • Injection sites should always be rotated to avoid lipoatrophy.

Dosing information is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as any kind of instructions for use. Consult your physician or pharmacist for guidance regarding your particular dose of Genotropin®

Storage Information

According to Pfizer, Genotropin® lyophilized powder is to be stored under refrigeration at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). Do not freeze. Protect from light.

The Genotropin Miniquick Growth Hormone Delivery Device should be refrigerated prior to dispensing but may be stored at or below 77°F (25°C) for up to three months after dispensing. The diluent has no preservative. After reconstitution, the Genotropin Miniquick may be stored under refrigeration for up to 24 hours before use. The Genotropin Miniquick should be used only once and then discarded.

How Much Does the Genotropin Miniquick Cost?

The cost of your Genotropin Miniquick will depend on the dosage prescribed. The average monthly cost per dose is as follows:

Genotropin Miniquick Pen 0.2mg

Genotropin Miniquick Pen 0.4mg

Genotropin Miniquick Pen 0.6mg

Genotropin Miniquick Pen 0.8mg

Genotropin Miniquick Pen 1.0mg






Can I Buy Genotropin Injections Online?

No, you absolutely cannot buy Genotropin Miniquick Pen injectors online. The only step in the process of buying Genotropin injections that you can do online is to fill out a medical history form like ours.

Do I Need a Prescription to Order Genotropin?

Yes, you absolutely need to have a doctor’s prescription for a Genotropin Miniquick Pen. Basically, there are 4-Steps to getting a prescription for Genotropin and then obtaining your Genotropin injections.

Step 1 – Medical History Form – This is the first and only step to getting a prescription for Genotropin that you can do online.

Step 2 – Doctor’s Exam– Once you have filled out your online medical history form, you will then need to see a doctor who can do the rest of the necessary intake, give you a thorough physical examination, and refer you to a lab for hormone testing.

Step 3 – Lab Work – Once you have had your initial consultation, you will have to have your blood tested at a reliable lab for your growth hormone levels and perhaps other “hormone panels” as recommended by your physician.

Step 4 – Obtain Your Prescription for Genotropin – If the results of your lab work, coupled with your symptoms, physical exam, and medical history, indicate you are a good candidate for Genotropin therapy, you will be issued a prescription for Genotropin therapy. You will be supplied with a Genotropin injection kit by your doctor with a dosage of Genotropin best suited to your age, weight, gender, and lifestyle.

Like all prescription HGH, the Genotropin® Miniquick can never be purchased online. It can only be obtained from your doctor.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Genotropin?

You will probably be prescribed Genotropin injections of a program of six months. The benefits of Genotropin Miniquick injections are cumulative, with each month’s benefits building on the last. Here is a month-by-month breakdown of the benefits you can expect to achieve from prescription Genotropin injections.



Month 1

Within the first few weeks of Genotropin injections, you will be sleeping better. You will see increases in your energy level and overall vitality. By the 3rd or 4th week, you may see an improvement in sexual desire and sexual performance.

Into the 2nd Month

Your results of Genotropin injections after two months will include an overall leaner look, a reduction in body fat, and your skin and hair will take on a more youthful appearance. You should find your feelings of “mental fog” clearing and be able to focus more.

Month 3

Your results of Genotropin injections after 12-14 weeks will have you looking and feeling significantly improved. Many of the symptoms that may have brought you in for Genotropin therapy in the first place will have vanished or will be substantially reduced. You will be stronger, more flexible, you will feel less joint pain, and you should also see an improvement in your overall physical and emotional well-being.

Month 4

After three months and into your 4th, the results of your Genotropin injections will include more fat loss, and your muscle gain will be very significant. This is the time of your peak results of Genotropin injections.

Into Month 5

After month five, this is when most patients have their “before” and “after” pictures taken. You will likely be very surprised at how you looked before you started Genotropin therapy and how you look now!

After Completing Month 6

Once you have completed six months of Genotropin injections, you will have achieved your maximum results. You will be a new person who can enjoy:

Increased energy

Improved sex life

Improved mental acuity

Improved muscle tone

Now that you know more about how you can and cannot buy Genotropin injections, why not take a minute to contact us and learn more about the many other life-changing benefits of hormone therapy.

Medically reviewed by   Reviewers National HRT Staff - Updated on September 26, 2022

Please note that the information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.


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