Lanreotide (Under the skin)
Uses of This Medicine
Lanreotide injection is used for the long-term treatment of acromegaly (a growth hormone disorder) in patients who cannot be treated with surgery or radiation. This medicine works by reducing the amount of growth hormone that the body produces. This medicine is also used to treat neuroendocrine tumors from the gastrointestinal tract or the pancreas (GEP-NET) that has spread or cannot be removed by surgery.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.
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How To Use
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Missed dose: Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some medicines can affect how lanreotide works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:Bromocriptine, cyclosporine, quinidine, terfenadine Blood pressure or heart medicine, such as beta-blockers Insulin or diabetes medicine
When Not To Use
This medicine is generally considered safe for most people. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Gallstones Changes in blood sugar level High blood pressure
This medicine may make you dizzy. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Increased thirst, hunger, or urination
Shaking, trembling, sweating, fast or pounding heartbeat, lightheadedness, confusion
Slow heartbeat, trouble breathing
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Headache or dizziness
Pain, itching, or a lump under your skin where the shot is given
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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