Sandostatin vs Somatuline

Sandostatin
(Rx)
Somatuline
(Rx)
Sandostatin is a gastrointestinal medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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October 21, 1988
August 30, 2007
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
2,361 Discussions
325 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Carcinoid
#3 for Acromegaly
Our data suggest that Sandostatin is taken for Carcinoid, although it is not approved for this condition. In addition, it is prescribed for Carcinoid Syndrome and Acromegaly.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acromegaly
#2 for Cancer
Somatuline is prescribed for Acromegaly and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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San
Nausea
9
Pancreatitis
4
Shortness of Breath
3
Joint Pain
2
Hair Loss
2
Bloating
2
Palpitations
2
Gallstones
2
Dizziness
2
Stomach Cramps
1
Som
Nausea
6
Joint Pain
5
Stomach Problems
4
Weight Gain
4
Hair Loss
4
Burning
4
Itching
3
Numbness
2
Dizziness
2
Arthritis
2
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Sandostatin
San
Somatuline
Som
Nausea
San
Som
9
6
Pancreatitis
San
Som
4
0
Shortness of Breath
San
Som
3
0
Joint Pain
San
Som
2
5
Hair Loss
San
Som
2
4
Bloating
San
Som
2
0
Palpitations
San
Som
2
0
Gallstones
San
Som
2
0
Dizziness
San
Som
2
2
Stomach Cramps
San
Som
1
0
Nausea
Som
San
6
9
Joint Pain
Som
San
5
2
Stomach Problems
Som
San
4
0
Weight Gain
Som
San
4
0
Hair Loss
Som
San
4
2
Burning
Som
San
4
0
Itching
Som
San
3
0
Numbness
Som
San
2
0
Dizziness
Som
San
2
2
Arthritis
Som
San
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Sandostatin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Sandostatin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Somatuline and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection
Dosages
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Solution: 50 mcg/mL, 100 mcg/mL, 200 mcg/mL, 500 mcg/mL, 1000 mcg/mL
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Octreotide Acetate
Lanreotide Acetate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Sandostatin and Somatuline: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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