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Sandostatin vs. Somatuline for Acromegaly

Sandostatin

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Other Names: Sandostatin LAR

Somatuline

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Other Names: Lanreotide
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 1,615 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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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...
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...
artery. They started me with Sandostatin in 2010 after...
...the carotid artery. They started me with Sandostatin in 2010 after surgery (Dec. ...year we changed to somatuline and added estrogen and ...below 500. I'm happy with the somatuline, these inj...
it!!! I didnt have any side effects with the Sandostatin
...swiched from Sandostatin to Somatuline, although as ...My Oncologist indicated that he would like to put me up for the RAD001 trials ...away. Damn it!!! I didnt have any side effects with t...
on the somatuline has helped my thoughts on the treatment....
...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 also seem to make me more fatigued. I realize th...
of sandostatin and pegvisamont to treat the acromegaly when...
...not have good results on sandostatin or somatuline with cabergoline. I had an immediate dramatic response to the pegvisamont. I think I'm due ...sandostatin and pegvisamont to treat the acrome...
been changed over from Sandostatin to Somatuline because...
Hi Pato, I have just been changed over from Sandostatin to Somatuline because (as detailed by Lee) the drug becomes ineffective with use. So you can actually switch between...
(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...
again. I just wasn't able to use the somatuline and...
...end of this month to see how the Somavert has affected the remnants. I just pray it hasn't started growing again. I just wasn't able to use the somatuline and sandostati...
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