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somatuline depot

Why is there a problem of supply in the UK of the once monthly dose of somatuline depot.. With a diagnosis of Acromegaly,--- Currently my sister is receiving it every two weeks because the monthly dosage is not available. It is very inconvenient this way and means nausea and side effects every two weeks instead of once a month.

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Missed injection

Hi I was a week late with my lanreotide injection last month do I take this months on the date I should normally take it or do I take it a week late to make it the 4 weeks cycle? Many thanks Barbara ## Hi Barbara, From what I could gather, Lanreotide is usually given every 4 weeks for 3 months at a time. However, the prescribing packet for this drug notes that you should "contact your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your lanreotide injection." So at this point it is now in your doctor's power to decided whether or not he should alter your dose of Somatuline Depot or the length of time in-between injections, based on his judgement towards your response to therapy. Have you not already discussed this with your doctor?

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Somatuline Depot Side affects

Within hours of first injection had a feeling of weakness and some stomach cramps. Next day, severe stomach cramps, large amount of gas and very loose stools. Now at day 4 and continue with some stomach cramps and gas and loose stools, Developed a low level headache since day 2, Advil helps. ## It's been 8 days since my first injection of Somatuline Depot. Stomach cramps are largely abated, continue to have loose stools. I am not comfortable being too far from a toilet, sudden loose bowel discharge continues to be a problem. a few times I have not been able to get to a toilet in time. Have lost approximately 5 lbs (245 to 240) so not all is bad. Beginning to wonder if side affects are worth the results, ## Somatuline Depot contains the active ingredient Lanreotide, it is most common...

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