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Acromegaly

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Acromegaly ( from Greek language akros "extreme" or "extremities" and megalos "large") is a syndrome that resu...
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Common Acromegaly treatments discussed around the web
Octreotide 115 Sandostatin 100 Somavert 81
6,370 conversations around the web about Acromegaly to help you make a decision
6,370 conversations around the web about Acromegaly to help you make a decision
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Sandostatin
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Somatuline
Other name: Sandostatin LAR (Sandostatin LAR)
Other name: Lanreotide (Lanreotide)
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Carcinoid*
Carcinoid Syndrome
Acromegaly
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Acromegaly
Cancer
Method of use:
Injection
Method of use:
Injection
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Octreotide (brand name Sandostatin, Novartis) is an peptide that mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon, and insulin than the natural hormone. It was first synthesized in 1979...
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Lanreotide (International Nonproprietary Name) is a medication used in the management of acromegaly and symptoms caused by neuroendocrine tumors, most notably carcinoid syndrome. It is a long-acting analog (chemistry) of somatostatin, like octreotide.Lan...
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Top Concerns
San
Nausea
9
Diabetes
5
Pancreatitis
5
Weight Gain
4
Joint Pain
3
Hair Loss
3
Bloating
2
Shortness Of Breath
2
Palpitations
2
Gallstones
2
Top Concerns
Som
Nausea
6
Joint Pain
6
Stomach Problems
5
Hair Loss
4
High Blood Pressure
4
Itching
4
Weight Gain
4
Burning
4
Diabetes
3
Carpal Tunnel
2
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Somatuline
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Nausea
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Som
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6
Diabetes
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Som
5
3
Pancreatitis
San
Som
5
0
Weight Gain
San
Som
4
4
Joint Pain
San
Som
3
6
Hair Loss
San
Som
3
4
Bloating
San
Som
2
0
Shortness Of Breath
San
Som
2
0
Palpitations
San
Som
2
0
Gallstones
San
Som
2
0
Nausea
Som
San
6
9
Joint Pain
Som
San
6
3
Stomach Problems
Som
San
5
0
Hair Loss
Som
San
4
3
High Blood Pressure
Som
San
4
0
Itching
Som
San
4
0
Weight Gain
Som
San
4
4
Burning
Som
San
4
0
Diabetes
Som
San
3
5
Carpal Tunnel
Som
San
2
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About Sandostatin
Octreotide (brand name Sandostatin, Novartis) is an peptide that mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon, and insulin than the natural hormone. It was first synthesized in 1979...
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Sandostatin
About Somatuline
Lanreotide (International Nonproprietary Name) is a medication used in the management of acromegaly and symptoms caused by neuroendocrine tumors, most notably carcinoid syndrome. It is a long-acting analog (chemistry) of somatostatin, like octreotide.Lan...
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it!!! I didnt have any side effects with the Sandostatin
" ...was most informative as I have just been swiched from Sandostatin to Somatuline, although as I said to him I was feeling ...away. Damn it!!! I didnt have any side effects with the Sandostatin... "

been on sandostatin ,now on somatuline. I am not aware...
" ...been on sandostatin ,now on somatuline. I am not aware of any interaction on either. I havent been very drunk but have not had any adverse effects after becoming... "

from Sandostatin to Somatuline to Pegvisamont. The growth...
" I went from Sandostatin to Somatuline to Pegvisamont. The growth hormone trended down and bit then stopped. Pegvisamont helped for about a year and now the hormone is trending upward and... "

Sandostatin to Somatuline? I am thinking about switching...
" Switch from Sandostatin to Somatuline? I am thinking about switching from Sandostatin LAR (Octreotide) to Somatuline Depot (Lanreotide). I am doing fairly well with the Sando but I would... "

and Somatuline. It is more effective in reducing...
" ...am collecting info on Signifor Pasireotide, here is ...effects are rarer on Sandostatin and Somatuline. It is more effective in reducing GH ...if the Sando or Somatuline don't reduce your le... "

Somatuline is what I tried. It did wonders for my IGF-1...
" ...Somatuline is what I tried. It did wonders for my IGF-1 ...I asked my endo consultant why Somatuline rather than Sandostatin, he said it came down to ease of administration. Somatuline is ready... "

artery. They started me with Sandostatin in 2010 after...
" ...artery. They started me with Sandostatin in 2010 ...30mg. Later we added the cabergoline. This year we changed to somatuline and added ...below 500. I'm happy with the somatuline, these inj... "

on the somatuline has helped my thoughts on the treatment....
" ...each case. However, your take on the somatuline has helped my thoughts on the treatment. I find it better than sandostatin for symptom control. It does ...to make me more fatigued. I realize t... "

(like Somatuline, Sandostatin) can cause problems with the...
" On Somatuline I had digestive problems so severe that I had to stop treatment. It is worth knowing that somatostatin analogues (like Somatuline, Sandostatin) can cause problems with the gall... "

Sandostatin. It is my understanding that these 2 drugs work...
" ...the Pegvisamont and Sandostatin. It is my understanding that these 2 drugs work differently and ...the interval of Sandostatin to 3 wks if I do not see results from Somatuline. Is the radiothe... "

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