NGENLA® Is this pen new?

(somatrogon-ghla)

Is this pen new?

Yes: Go to new pen set up

No

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New pen set up (priming) – for the first use of a new pen only

You must set up each new pen (priming) before using it for the first time

New pen set up is done before each new pen is used for the first time.
The purpose of setting up a new pen is to remove air bubbles and make sure you get the correct dose.
Important: Skip Step-A through to Step-C if you have already set up your pen.

A - Set priming dose

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Turn the dose knob to 0.4.
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This is the amount to prime the pen.
 
Note: If you turn the dose knob too far, you can turn it back.

B - Tap cartridge holder

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Hold the pen with the needle pointing up so that the air bubbles can rise.
Tap the cartridge holder gently to float any air bubbles to the top.
Important: Follow Step-B even if you do not see air bubbles.

C - Press button and check for liquid

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Press the injection button until it cannot go any further and "0" is shown in the dose window.
Check for liquid at the needle tip. If liquid appears, your pen is set up.
Always make sure that a drop of liquid appears before you inject. If liquid has not appeared, repeat Step-A through to Step-C.
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If liquid does not appear after you have repeated Step-A through Step-C five (5) times, attach a new needle and try 1 more time. Do not use the pen if a drop of liquid still does not appear. Contact your healthcare provider or pharmacist and use a new pen.

Setting your prescribed dose

Step 7 - Set your dose

Step 7

Example A:

3.8 mg shown in the dose window

Example A

Example B:

12.0 mg shown in the dose window

Example B
Turn the dose knob to set your dose.
o
The dose can be increased or decreased by turning the dose knob in either direction.
o
The dose knob turns 0.2 mg at a time.
o
Your pen contains 24 mg of medicine but you can only set a dose of up to 12 mg for a single injection.
o
The dose window shows the dose in mg. See Examples A and B.
Always check the dose window to make sure you have set the correct dose.
Important: Do not press the injection button while setting your dose.

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Is this pen new?

Is this pen new?

Yes: Go to new pen set up

No

Image

New pen set up (priming) – for the first use of a new pen only

You must set up each new pen (priming) before using it for the first time

New pen set up is done before each new pen is used for the first time.
The purpose of setting up a new pen is to remove air bubbles and make sure you get the correct dose.
Important: Skip Step-A through to Step-C if you have already set up your pen.

A - Set priming dose

Image
Turn the dose knob to 0.4.
o
This is the amount to prime the pen.
 
Note: If you turn the dose knob too far, you can turn it back.

B - Tap cartridge holder

Image
Hold the pen with the needle pointing up so that the air bubbles can rise.
Tap the cartridge holder gently to float any air bubbles to the top.
Important: Follow Step-B even if you do not see air bubbles.

C - Press button and check for liquid

Image
Press the injection button until it cannot go any further and "0" is shown in the dose window.
Check for liquid at the needle tip. If liquid appears, your pen is set up.
Always make sure that a drop of liquid appears before you inject. If liquid has not appeared, repeat Step-A through to Step-C.
o
If liquid does not appear after you have repeated Step-A through Step-C five (5) times, attach a new needle and try 1 more time. Do not use the pen if a drop of liquid still does not appear. Contact your healthcare provider or pharmacist and use a new pen.

Setting your prescribed dose

Step 7 - Set your dose

Step 7

Example A:

3.8 mg shown in the dose window

Example A

Example B:

12.0 mg shown in the dose window

Example B
Turn the dose knob to set your dose.
o
The dose can be increased or decreased by turning the dose knob in either direction.
o
The dose knob turns 0.2 mg at a time.
o
Your pen contains 24 mg of medicine but you can only set a dose of up to 12 mg for a single injection.
o
The dose window shows the dose in mg. See Examples A and B.
Always check the dose window to make sure you have set the correct dose.
Important: Do not press the injection button while setting your dose.
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Health Professional Information

Is this pen new?

Is this pen new?

Yes: Go to new pen set up

No

Image

New pen set up (priming) – for the first use of a new pen only

You must set up each new pen (priming) before using it for the first time

New pen set up is done before each new pen is used for the first time.
The purpose of setting up a new pen is to remove air bubbles and make sure you get the correct dose.
Important: Skip Step-A through to Step-C if you have already set up your pen.

A - Set priming dose

Image
Turn the dose knob to 0.4.
o
This is the amount to prime the pen.
 
Note: If you turn the dose knob too far, you can turn it back.

B - Tap cartridge holder

Image
Hold the pen with the needle pointing up so that the air bubbles can rise.
Tap the cartridge holder gently to float any air bubbles to the top.
Important: Follow Step-B even if you do not see air bubbles.

C - Press button and check for liquid

Image
Press the injection button until it cannot go any further and "0" is shown in the dose window.
Check for liquid at the needle tip. If liquid appears, your pen is set up.
Always make sure that a drop of liquid appears before you inject. If liquid has not appeared, repeat Step-A through to Step-C.
o
If liquid does not appear after you have repeated Step-A through Step-C five (5) times, attach a new needle and try 1 more time. Do not use the pen if a drop of liquid still does not appear. Contact your healthcare provider or pharmacist and use a new pen.

Setting your prescribed dose

Step 7 - Set your dose

Step 7

Example A:

3.8 mg shown in the dose window

Example A

Example B:

12.0 mg shown in the dose window

Example B
Turn the dose knob to set your dose.
o
The dose can be increased or decreased by turning the dose knob in either direction.
o
The dose knob turns 0.2 mg at a time.
o
Your pen contains 24 mg of medicine but you can only set a dose of up to 12 mg for a single injection.
o
The dose window shows the dose in mg. See Examples A and B.
Always check the dose window to make sure you have set the correct dose.
Important: Do not press the injection button while setting your dose.

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