Norditropin: General Information & Indications
Norditropin growth hormone is manufactured by pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk to treat children and adults diagnosed with some form of growth hormone (GH) deficiency. Its use in adults will be discussed in this report.
Acquired GH deficiency can happen at any point in a person’s life, but is most likely to occur in otherwise healthy individuals after the age of thirty. Before that point, the most common reasons for an adult to experience this condition are:
- Pituitary gland tumor
- Brain injury
- Chemotherapy or radiation to the brain for cancer treatment
- Was diagnosed with GH deficiency in childhood
Norditropin is one of the brand names of somatropin, a bioidentical form of the hormone somatotropin (growth hormone, GH) that is secreted by the pituitary gland. A decrease in production is determined by checking blood levels of another important chemical messenger called Insulin Growth Factor 1. IGF-1, as it is also known, is secreted by the liver in direct response to the amount of GH that organ receives. Since its level is relatively stable throughout the day, it is a better indicator of this deficiency since GH enters and exits the bloodstream at a rapid pace.
Novo Nordisk offers the following superior options for convenient treatment of growth hormone decline in adults:
This is a convenient option for people who frequently travel for business or pleasure, as once it is mixed, the FlexPro 5 mg and FlexPro 10 mg pens can be stored at room temperature for a period of up to three weeks. The FlexPro 15 mg pen must be kept in the refrigerator at all times.
These pens are prefilled and premixed with HGH medication, so there is no changing of any cartridges required or mixing of the solution. Their simple to dial dosing procedures makes the risk of overdosing rare.
This is a 30 mg prefilled pen that is beneficial for individuals who require a higher dosage of human growth hormone for their treatment. Constant refrigeration is required.
National HRT® doctors prescribe this and many other excellent brands of HGH therapy upon reviewing all blood test, physical examination, and medical history information and results in order to determine who is a candidate for HGH supplementation.
Hormone replacement specialists are the best choice for the diagnosis and treatment of growth hormone deficiency as they work with these types of conditions on a continual basis. Their level of expertise and knowledge is above those of other types of physicians in this area. This will help to provide a higher standard of care and accurate dosing prescriptions.
If you believe that you could benefit from receiving the prescription growth hormone Norditropin, please contact National HRT® for a complimentary telephone consultation with one of our medical advisors to see if blood testing is called for at this time.
Benefits of Norditropin
There are many positive benefits of using Norditropin somatropin for adults who are diagnosed as growth hormone deficient following the blood testing results and physical examination. In later years, when this somatotropin production decline becomes severe, the only way of raising the level of GH in the body is with doctor prescribed HGH therapy.
The positive Norditropin results to expect are as follows:
- Increased energy and improved stamina
- Loss of excess weight and better functioning metabolism
- Stronger, toned muscles with increased lean mass
- Improved bone density and a reduced risk of developing osteoporosis
- Sharper memory, better focus, and increased cognitive performance
- Deeper sleep
- Smoother skin
- Thicker hair
- Stronger nails
- Sharper eyesight and night vision
- Stronger immune system functions
- Quicker recovery times
- Lower cholesterol
- Improved mood and outlook
- Better sex and libido
HGH therapy with Norditropin will also help individuals with temperature sensitivity. Productivity and drive will increase, and joint pains and stiffness will be greatly reduced or disappear entirely.
Possible Side Effects of Norditropin
There are some possible Norditropin side effects that each person should be aware of before beginning treatment. Knowing what to look for in advance can make it easier to tell if something is going wrong. In most instances, these symptoms only appear if the dosage of medication is higher than what the individual needs for proper balancing of growth hormone levels.
The most common side effects of Norditropin include the following:
- Mild, flu-like symptoms
- Edema – swelling of the hands or feet
- Muscle pains
- Joint aches
- Back pain
- Redness or itching at the injections site
In addition, some people may experience the following risks from a Norditropin injection:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- High cholesterol
Contact the hormone replacement clinic at once if any of these symptoms occur. Lowering of the dosage by the doctor will typically reverse any concerns.
It is difficult to overdose with the Norditropin dosage as the instructions and use of this medication makes it easy to follow proper dosing guidelines. Please contact the doctor and clinic at once if any of the following signs are present:
- Increased hunger
- Rapid breathing
- Swelling of the ankles, feet, or hands
- Vision changes
- Increased thirst
If a suspected Norditropin HGH overdose is discovered, and the symptoms are severe, please contact a local poison control center or go to an emergency room immediately.
Usage and Administration of Norditropin
Norditropin HGH should not be used in the following situations:
- By individuals with cancer or a brain tumor
- If allergic to any of the ingredients in Norditropin
- If you have been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy
- In cases of respiratory failure
- If you are facing serious complications from an injury or surgery
It is also important to tell the doctor about any other medical conditions you might have, as will also be included in the medical history questionnaire, as well as any medications or supplements you are taking which might interact with Novo Nordisk Norditropin.
Tell the doctor if any of the following concerns are present:
- If you are pregnant
- Any food or medication allergies
- Have a past history of leukemia or other cancer
- Have diabetes
- If you have any liver or kidney problems
- Have scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
Do Not Use If:
Before starting each Norditropin injection, check for the following concerns:
- Particles in the medication
- A cloudy or discolored appearance
- Expiration date
- Broken or cracked vials or pens
Our medical advisors here at National HRT will provide all written instructions for the product that has been chosen for use, along with online links to actual video demonstrations of how to prepare for injection administration. We are also happy to talk people through their first injections over the telephone for added comfort.