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How to Use the Pen

Before You Use GoQuick

  

•   Get training from your doctor or nurse.

  

•   Know your dose. Know the pen parts.

  

•   Make sure yo have the pen with the blue injection button.

  

•   Wash your hands.

   

Setting Up and Using a New GoQuick

   

Step 1. Attach the Needle

   

a.  Pull the white pen cap straight off the pen.

b.  Peel the seal from a new needle.

c.  Firmly grasp the cartridge holder.

d.  Push the needle onto the cartridge holder tip.

e.  Gently screw the needle onto the pen. Do not overtighten.

f.   Leave both needle covers on the needle.

   

Step 2. Mix the Genotropin

   

a.  Hold the pen with the needle-end pointing up and the A facing you. 

b.  Firmly twist the cartridge holder into the pen until B clicks into the notch.

     •   Gently tilt the pen from side to side. Do not shake the pen. Shaking
          may damage the growth hormone.

c.  Check that the liquid in the cartridge is clear. All the powder should be dissolved.

      •   If not, gently tilt the pen from side to side a few more times. 

d.  Check the liquid again. Make sure it is clear.

      •   If the liquid is clear, go to Step 3.

      •   If the liquid is still cloudy or you see any powder, use a new pen.

   

Step 3. Remove the Air

   

a.  Pull the outer needle cover off. Save it to remove the needle.

b.  Leave the inner needle cover on.

c.  Hold the pen with the needle-end pointing up.

d.  Tap the cartridge holder gently to help any trapped air move to the top.

e.  Firmly, twist the cartridge holder into the pen until C clicks into the notch.

     •   Some liquid may appear around the inner needle cover.

   

Step 4. Attach the Needle Guard (Optional)

   

a.  Pull the black cap off the needle guard.

     •   If the needle shield slides out, push it back into the needle guard until it clicks into place.

b.  Hold the pen in one hand below the blue logo. With the other hand, hold the needle
     guard below the needle shield. 

c.  Line up the black logo on the needle guard with the blue logo on the pen. Carefully push
     the needle guard onto the pen until it snaps into place.

   

Step 5. Prime the Pen

   

a.  Pull the inner needle cover off. Throw it away.

b.  Check that 0.1 mg is set in the memory window.

c.  Turn the grey dial in the direction of the arrows until it stops clicking.

d.  Hold the pen with the needle pointing up.

e.  Push the blue injection button until liquid appears.

f.   If liquid does not appear at Step “e”, repeat Steps b-e in this section up to two more times.

g.  If liquid still does not appear, do not use the pen.

     •   See the Questions and Answers section below for more information.

h.  If you use the needle guard, press the black button to release the needle shield.

   

Step 6. Set the Dose

   

•   Use the black ring to set the dose. Be careful not to turn the grey dial while setting the dose.

a.  Hold the black ring as shown in.

b.  Turn the black ring until your dose lines up with the white pointer. Your doctor or nurse
     has told you your dose.

c.  If you turn your dose past the white pointer, just turn the black ring back to set the correct dose.

d.  Once you have set your dose, do not change it unless your doctor or nurse tells you.

   

Step 7. Draw Up a Dose

   

a.  Turn the grey dial in the direction of the arrow until the clicking stops.
 
b.  Your dose on the black rod should line up with the white pointer.

c.  Check that the dose you drew up on the black rod is the same as the dose you set in
     the memory window. shows an example.

d.  If the doses do not match, make sure you have turned the grey dial in the direction of
     the arrow until it does not click anymore.

   

Step 8. Give the Injection

   

a.  Prepare an injection site as your doctor or nurse has told you.

b.  Hold the pen over the injection site.

c.  Push the pen down to insert the needle into the skin.

d.  Using your thumb, push the blue injection button down until it stops clicking. 

      • Count for 5 seconds before you pull the needle out of the skin. Keep light pressure on
         the button with your thumb while you count.

e.  Pull the pen straight out from the skin.

   

Step 9. Remove the Needle; Cap and Store Your Pen

   

Step 9a: With needle guard

   

a.  Place the outer needle cover into the end of the needle shield.

b.  Use the needle cover to push in the needle shield until it locks into place.

c.  Use the needle cover to unscrew the needle and put it in a proper container for used needles.

d.  Leave the needle guard on the pen.

e.  Place the black cap on the needle guard. Store your pen in the refrigerator.

   

Step 9b: Without needle guard

   

a.  Do not touch the needle.

b.  Carefully cover the needle with the outer needle cover.

c.  Use the needle cover to unscrew the needle and put it in a proper container for used needles.

d.  Place the white cap on the pen. Store your pen in the refrigerator.

   

   

GH, growth hormone.

   

Reference:

Genotropin® 5.3 mg and 12 mg powder and solvent for solution for injection. Package leaflet: Information for the user. Pfizer Inc.; 2021.

   

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