Proper Use

المعلومات عن الأدوية مقدَّمة من: IBM Micromedex

This medicine is given as a shot under the skin of your stomach area or thighs. Sompacitan-beco may sometimes be given at home to patients who do not need to be in the hospital. If you are using this medicine at home, your doctor will teach you how to prepare and inject the medicine. Be sure that you understand exactly how the medicine is prepared and injected.

This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

This medicine is available in prefilled pens. Read all instructions carefully to be sure you know how to use your device.

You will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas. This will help prevent skin problems from the injections.

Use a new needle each time you inject your medicine.

Check the liquid in the prefilled pen. It should be clear to almost clear and colorless to slightly yellow. Do not use the medicine if the liquid is cloudy, discolored, or has particles in it.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injection dosage form (prefilled pen):
    • For growth hormone deficiency:
      • Adults—At first, 1.5 milligrams (mg) once a week. Your doctor will adjust your dose as needed. However, dose is usually not more than 8 mg once a week.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible within 3 days after the missed dose. If you miss a dose and more than 3 days have passed, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

You might not use all of the medicine in each prefilled pen. If there is still medicine left in the pen (in-use pen), you may store it in the refrigerator and use it within 6 weeks. Store the unused and in-use pens with the cap on and keep it in the original carton.

You may also store the unused and in-use pens at room temperature for up to 3 days and place it back to the refrigerator.

Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.