• Manufactured by: Novo Nordisk
    • Country of origin: China
    • Manufactured since: 1997 – Present
    • Price: $13 – $20 per IU
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Norditropin is a polypeptide hormone of recombinant DNA origin. The hormone is synthesized by a special strain of E. coli bacteria that has been modified by the addition of a plasmid which carries the gene for human growth hormone. Norditropin contains the identical sequence of 191 amino acids constituting the naturally occurring pituitary human growth hormone with a molecular weight of about 22,000 Daltons.

Norditropin cartridges are supplied as sterile solutions for subcutaneous injection in ready-to-administer cartridges or prefilled pens with a volume of 1.5 mL or 3 mL.

We’re no newcomer to the world of growth hormone replacement therapy. Novo Nordisk has been helping patients with growth-related hormone disorders around the world for 40 years, and Norditropin® has been FDA-approved in the United States since 1995. Find quick facts about our history, milestones, and our commitment to the growth hormone therapy community.

Do not use Norditropin® (somatropin [rDNA origin] injection) if: you have a critical illness caused by certain types of heart or stomach surgery, trauma or breathing (respiratory) problems; you are a child with Prader-Willi syndrome who is severely obese or has breathing problems including sleep apnea; you have cancer or other tumors; your healthcare provider tells you that you have certain types of eye problems caused by diabetes; you are a child with closed bone growth plates (epiphyses) or you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the medicine.

Before you take Norditropin® tell your healthcare provider if you: have diabetes; had cancer or any tumor; have any other medical condition; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant; are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.

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