Norditropin SimpleX contains a biosynthetic human growth hormone (HGH) called somatropin which is identical to the growth hormone produced naturally in the body. Children need growth hormone to help them grow, but adults also need it for their general health.
Norditropin SimpleX comes as a solution in a cartridge ready for you to inject after you have put it in the matching NordiPen injection pen. It is used to treat growth failure in children, if they have no or very low production of growth hormone (growth hormone deficiency). It is also used in case of Turner syndrome (a genetic problem which may affect growth), reduced kidney function and were born small for gestational age (SGA).
Norditropin is a polypeptide hormone of recombinant DNA origin. This 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 (HGH) with a molecular weight of about 22000 Daltons.
Norditropin SimpleX is used as a growth hormone replacement in adults. It is used to replace growth hormone if their growth hormone production has been decreased since childhood or has been lost in adulthood because of a tumour, treatment of a tumour or a disease that affects the gland which produces growth hormone. If you have been treated for growth hormone deficiency during childhood, you will be retested after completion of growth. If growth hormone deficiency is confirmed, you should continue treatment.