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Humatrope® (somatropin): Special precautions for disposal and other handling
Special precautions for disposal and other handling for Humatrope
for preparation and handling
Each cartridge of Humatrope should be reconstituted using the
accompanying solvent syringe. To reconstitute, attach the cartridge
to the pre-filled solvent syringe and then inject the entire contents
of the pre-filled solvent syringe into the cartridge. The solvent
needle aims the stream of liquid against the glass wall of the
cartridge. Following reconstitution, gently invert the cartridge up
and down 10 times until the contents are completely dissolved. DO NOT
SHAKE. The resulting solution should be clear, without particulate
matter. If the solution is cloudy or contains particulate matter, the
contents MUST NOT be injected.
cartridges can be used in conjunction with compatible CE marked pen
injection systems. The manufacturer’s instructions with each
individual pen must be followed for loading the cartridge, attaching
the needle and administering the Humatrope injection.
solvent syringe is for single use only. Discard it after use. A
sterile needle should be used for each administration of Humatrope.
Any unused medicinal product
or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local
Summary of Product Characteristics
Date of Last Review:February 04, 2019
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