Lanreotide

Category: Acromegaly



Lanreotide Overview

Lanreotide (INN) is a medication used in the management of acromegaly and symptoms caused by neuroendocrine tumors, most notably carcinoid syndrome. It is a long-acting analogue of somatostatin, like octreotide. Its sequence is H-D-2Nal-Cys(1)-Tyr-D-Trp-Lys-Val-Cys(1)-Thr-NH2. Lanreotide (as lanreotide acetate) is manufactured by Ipsen, and marketed under the trade name Somatuline. It is available in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, and was approved for s...

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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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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Lanreotide
  • Injection: 120mg, 60mg, 90mg
  • Solution: 120mg/0.5ml (120mg/0.5ml), 60mg/0.2ml (60mg/0.2ml), 90mg/0.3ml (90mg/0.3ml)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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