Most people taking Saizen® are prescribed Saizen® liquid cartridges which you simply store in the fridge and insert into easypod™ when you need them.
Saizen® Liquid Cartridges
However, some patients are prescribed freeze dried Saizen®, in a click.easy™ device, which can be kept out of the fridge until it has been mixed.
If your doctor has prescribed freeze-dried Saizen® please follow the instructions below for preparing and injecting Saizen® using click.easy™.
To help you practise using click.easy™ your specialist nurse or nurse trainer will go through the procedure with you using practise vials before you move on to using real Saizen®.
Please call the thiswayup support line nurses on FREEphone 0800 389 8060 (open from 9am to 9pm, seven days a week) if you live in England, Scotland or Wales. If you're in the Republic of Ireland please call 18 00 409 217. If you live in Northern Ireland please call 080 81 011 605. if you have any questions or would like help.
PLEASE NOTE: Your practice click.easy™ devices do not contain real Saizen®. You must never inject yourself using these cartridges.
Preparing Saizen® yourself using click.easy™
Each step with click.easy™ is simple and easy to follow, however, we want you to know each step before you move onto the next step. To help you practice with click.easy™ your specialist nurse or nurse trainer will go through the procedure with you using practice vials before you move onto using real Saizen®.
Please call the thiswayup Support Line nurses on FREEphone 0800 389 8060 (UK) if you have any questions or would like help. (If you reside in the Republic of Ireland please call 1800 409 217. If you reside in Northern Ireland please call 08081 011 605).
PLEASE NOTE: Your practice click.easy™ devices do not contain Saizen®. You must never inject yourself using these cartridges.
Getting to know click.easy™
Click here for a PDF of how to prepare Saizen® using the click.easy device.
Step-by-step guide to preparing Saizen® with click.easy™
1 Place the device upright (vial at the bottom) on a hard surface. Firmly push the cap down as far as it will go. This breaks the tamper seal.
CHECK: The entire vial should be inside the device before you move on to the next step.
2 Look for the little green square. Turn the cap slightly clockwise until the green square is positioned in the vertical opening.
CHECK: The green square should be in line with the vertical slot.
3 Gently push the cap straight down slowly until it will go no further. This action transfers the solvent (clear liquid) from the cartridge into the vial that contains the Saizen® powder.
CHECK: The green square should now be at the very top of the vertical slot.
4 Swirl gently until the powder dissolves. Do not shake!
CHECK: Look at the vial from underneath and check all the liquid is transferred and the powder is all dissolved.
5 Turn the device upside down (vial on top). Slowly pull the cap downwards until the solution is completely drawn into the cartridge.
CHECK: View the vial from beneath and check all the liquid is transferred. Check that no more than a few drops of solution remain in the vial. If more remains, push the cap up again until a small amount is returned to the vial, tap gently and repeat Step 5.
6 Keep the device in the same position (vial on top). Unscrew clockwise until the cap comes free in your hand. The cartridge should fall out into your hand. If it remains attached to the plastic casing continue to turn the cartridge anticlockwise until it falls away from the device. Do not pull as this may result in your Saizen® solution being wasted.
7 Remove the outer label and write down today’s date on the outside of the remaining label on the cartridge.
8 If you have accidentally shaken the device and your Saizen® appears ‘frothy’, simply place the click.easy™ device in the fridge for 30 minutes and the froth should settle. Then go back to step 5.