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Saizen® [somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection]

Saizen® [somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection]

Saizen is indicated for the treatment of children with growth failure due to inadequate secretion of endogenous growth hormone.
It is also indicated for replacement of endogenous growth hormone in adults with growth hormone deficiency that meets the criteria of adult onset or childhood onset.
Innovative Delivery Systems
EMD Serono provides patients with a comprehensive device portfolio which includes both needle and needle-free delivery devices— easypod®, cool.clickTM2 and one.click®.
easypod is an automated drug delivery device for Saizen that automatically inserts a needle and delivers a preset dose of Saizen.
  • cool.clickTM2 is a needle-free drug delivery system for growth hormone.
  • one.click® is an auto-injector pen for growth hormone which allows the insertion of the needle and injection of medication all in one step, with the simple click of a button.
 
Saizen®
Indication
Pediatric Patients: Saizen® [somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection] is indicated for the treatment of children with growth failure due to inadequate secretion of endogenous growth hormone. Adult Patients: Saizen® [somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection] is indicated for replacement of endogenous growth hormone in adults with growth hormone deficiency.
Important Safety Information
Growth hormone therapy should not be initiated in patients with acute critical illness due to complications following open heart or abdominal surgery, multiple accidental trauma or acute respiratory failure. Saizen® is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to growth hormone, diabetic retinopathy, acute critical illness in the presence of active malignancy, and in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome who are severely obese or have severe respiratory impairment. Saizen® should be used with caution in patients with insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, diabetes, hypothyroidism, intracranial hypertension and in women who are pregnant or nursing. Although infrequent, delivery site reactions may occur. Saizen® , easypod® , click.easy® , cool.clickTM2 and one.click® are available by prescription only. See full prescribing information. Refer to device instructions for use.
easypod® is for use with Saizen® click.easy® cartidges.
easypod® should only be used according to the instruction manual and only after proper training from a healthcare provider. For children, an adult should supervise the use of easypod® .
click.easy® is a self-contained, disposable reconstitution device that facilitates mixing of Saizen® prior to administration.
This information is not intended to replace discussion with your doctor. See full prescribing information for complete disclosure.

MORE ABOUT SAIZEN®

For more information on Saizen®, growth hormone deficiency and Connections for Growth®, our support service for Saizen patients, call 1-800-528-7989 or visit