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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Octreotide 119 Sandostatin 100 Somavert 82
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Sandostatin vs Somatuline

Sandostatin
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Somatuline
Other name: Lanreotide (Lanreotide)
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Carcinoid*
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Acromegaly
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Acromegaly
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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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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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didnt have any side effects with the Sandostatin....
" ...I have just been swiched from Sandostatin to Somatuline, although as I said to ...wont want to go away. Damn it!!! I didnt have any side effects with the Sandostatin... "

been on sandostatin ,now on somatuline. I am not aware o...
" I have 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 f...
" 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... "

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

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

artery. They started me with Sandostatin in 2010 after...
" ...the carotid artery. They started me with Sandostatin in 2010 after surgery ...to the 30mg. Later we added the cabergoline. This year we changed to somatuline and added estrogen and ...have been below 500.... "

the somatuline has helped my thoughts on the treatment. I...
" ...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 ...seem to make me more fatigued. I realize that... "

(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...
" ...approach on the Pegvisamont and Sandostatin. It is my understanding that these 2 drugs work differently and I didn't ...considering increasing the interval of Sandostatin to 3 wks if I ...do not see results... "

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