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Endocrine Diseases

Sandostatin® LAR®

Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate for injectable suspension) is a prescription medicine indicated for patients in whom initial treatment with immediate release Sandostatin® (octreotide acetate) Injection has been shown to be effective and tolerated for:

  • Long-term maintenance therapy in acromegalic patients who have had inadequate response to surgery and/or radiotherapy or for whom surgery and/or radiotherapy is not an option (the goal of treatment in acromegaly is to reduce GH and IGF-1 levels to normal).
  • Long-term treatment of the severe diarrhea and flushing episodes associated with metastatic carcinoid tumors.
  • Long-term treatment of the profuse watery diarrhea associated with VIP-secreting tumors in patients in whom initial treatment with immediate release Sandostatin® Injection has been shown to be effective and tolerated.

In patients with carcinoid syndrome and VIPomas, the effect of Sandostatin Injection and Sandostatin LAR Depot on tumor size, rate of growth and development of metastases has not been determined.

This information is based on the Sandostatin LAR Core Data Sheet. The prescribing information in your country may vary; please consult your local prescribing information and/or contact your local Novartis representative.


Signifor®

Signifor® (pasireotide) is indicated for adult patients with Cushing's disease for whom surgery is not an option or for whom surgery has failed.

This information is based on the European Summary of Product Characteristics. The prescribing information in your country may vary; please consult your local prescribing information and/or contact your local Novartis representative.