Nutropin AQ (Somatropin)

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Nutropin AQ (somatropin) injection is used for the treatment of children who have growth failure caused by growth hormone deficiency (GHD), idiopathic short stature (ISS), Turner syndrome (TS), and chronic kidney disease (CKD) up to the time of kidney transplantation.

Nutropin AQ is also for treating adults who have childhood-onset or adult-onset GHD.

Nutropin AQ is dispensed in pen cartridges and NuSpin forms:

  • Pen cartridge: 10 mg/2 mL (yellow color band) and 20 mg/2 mL (purple color band).
  • NuSpin: 5 mg/2 mL (clear device), 10 mg/2 mL (green device), and 20 mg/2 mL (blue device)


Use Nutropin AQ as your healthcare provider has directed. An appropriate treatment plan for you or your child, including Nutropin AQ dosage, will be decided by your healthcare provider based on weight and the condition requiring treatment. A healthcare professional should teach you or a caregiver on the proper storage, preparation, administration, and disposal of Nutropin AQ.

Nutropin AQ is given subcutaneously (underneath the skin) in the thigh, upper arm, abdomen, or buttocks. Be sure to rotate injection sites with each administration.

For product use information, refer to the medication guide that accompanies your prescription. Any questions or concerns may be referred to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Do not reuse or share needles and syringes with others.

Nutropin AQ cartridges and NuSpin injection devices are stable for 28 days after first use when stored in the refrigerator between 2°C-8°C (36°F-46°F); avoid freezing. Store out of light and away from children’s reach.


Somatropin is the active ingredient in Nutropin AQ.


Nutropin AQ should not be administered to patients with any of the following:

  • Acute critical illness
  • Prader-Willi syndrome who are severely obese or have severe respiratory issues
  • Cancer
  • Allergy to somatropin or to any of Nutropin AQ’s excipients
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Closed epiphysis


  • Before you or your child begins Nutropin AQ treatment, inform the healthcare provider of:
    • All the prescription and nonprescription medications you or your child takes, including vitamins, herbals, and supplements
    • Any allergies you or your child has
    • Any current health problems you or your child has
    • Past medical history that you or your child has
    • Your status of pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • The following may occur during Nutropin AQ treatment:
    • Acute critical illness
    • Prader-Willi syndrome
    • Neoplasm
    • Impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes
    • High intracranial pressure
    • Hypersensitivity
    • Fluid retention
    • Hypoadrenalism
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
    • Existing scoliosis progression
    • Pancreatitis

Side Effects

Nutropin AQ side effects include but are not limited to injection site reactions, swelling, edema, joint pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Notify the healthcare provider right away if you or child has side effects that become bothersome or persistent.

Here, you can buy Nutropin AQ!


Nutropin AQ. South San Francisco, CA: Genentech, Inc.; 2016.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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