Description and Brand Names
Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
US Brand Name
- Somatuline Depot
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 stomach or bowels or pancreas (GEP-NET) that has spread or cannot be removed by surgery.
Lanreotide injection is also used to treat carcinoid syndrome. It reduces the need for the use of short-acting somatostatin medicine.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.
This product is available in the following dosage forms: