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Refrigerated Storage

HumatropeEli Lilly

Eli Lilly
Humatrope
6mg, 12mg or 24mg powder and solvent for solution for injection

Contact Eli Lilly in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.

29 September 2021
London MI Service

SaizenMerck

Merck
Saizen
Solution for injection in cartridges, 5.83mg/mL and 8mg/mL

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
After first injection, the Saizen cartridge or the easypod auto-injector containing the Saizen cartridge has to be stored in a refrigerator (2°C-8°C) for a maximum of 28 days, of which up to 7 days can be outside of a refrigerator at or below 25°C. When stored outside of the refrigerator for up to 7 days, the Saizen cartridge must be returned to the refrigerator and used within 28 days after first injection.
Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

3 February 2022
London MI Service

Norditropin Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk
Norditropin
Solution for injection in pre-filled pen (FlexPro, NordiFlex, SimpleXx)

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
After opening, the product can be either stored in a fridge (2-8°C) for 28 days or outside of the fridge (<25°C) for 21 days provided the labelled expiry date is not exceeded .

Please refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

20 January 2022
London MI Service

GenotropinPfizer

Pfizer
Genotropin
Powder and solvent for solution for injection in two-chamber cartridge

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:

The product is licensed to be stored for a maximum of 1 month at or below 25°C.

In-house stability data shows the product is stable when exposed to 25°C for 6 months. In this case, the product should be stored outside of the fridge. The product must be discarded if not used within the 6 months of room temperature storage.

Further stability data shows the product is stable for 10 days when exposed to a temporary excursion of 25°C to 30°C. The product is stable for 3 days when exposed to a temporary excursion of 30°C to 40°C. In this case, the product can be returned to the fridge.

Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

2 March 2022
London MI Service

Genotropin MiniQuickPfizer

Pfizer
Genotropin MiniQuick
Powder and solvent for solution for injection

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:

The product is licensed for removal from the refrigerator, without being replaced, for a maximum period of 6 months at a temperature not above 25°C.

Further stability data shows the product is stable for 10 days when exposed to a temporary excursion of 25°C to 30°C. The product is stable for 3 days when exposed to a temporary excursion of 30°C to 40°C. In this case, the product can be returned to the fridge.

Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

2 March 2022
London MI Service

Omnitrope Sandoz

Sandoz
Omnitrope
Solution for injection in a cartridge- all strengths

Contact Sandoz Ltd in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred.
Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.
Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

24 November 2020
London MI Service

ZomactonFerring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Zomacton
Powder and solvent for solution for injection (4mg and 10mg)

Contact Ferring (UK) in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.

Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

13 September 2021
London MI Service

Genotropin GoQuickPfizer

Pfizer
Genotropin GoQuick
Pre-filled pen

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:

GoQuick pen can be stored for a maximum of 4 weeks unrefrigerated (at or below 25C). During and/or at the end of the 4 weeks period, the product should not be put back in the refrigerator. After this 4 week period, the GoQuick pen must be discarded.

Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

2 March 2022
London MI Service

NutropinAq Ipsen

Ipsen
NutropinAq
Solution for injection

Contact Ipsen in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.

12 November 2021
London MI Service

Lactation Safety Information

Yes
Minimal absorption from the infant's GI tract
Normal component of breast-milk. Levels of naturally-occurring growth hormone in breast milk are not increased by growth hormone treatment
Increases milk output
11 September 2020