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What is Somatuline® Depot (lanreotide) Injection?

Somatuline Depot is a prescription medicine used for:

It is not known if Somatuline Depot is safe and effective in children.

You will receive a Somatuline Depot injection in your doctor’s office. Somatuline Depot is injected deep under the skin of the upper outer area of your buttock. Your injection site should change (alternate) between your right and left buttock from one injection to the next.


Who should not take Somatuline Depot?

Do not take Somatuline Depot if you are allergic to lanreotide.

Somatuline Depot may cause serious side effects including:

The most common side effects of Somatuline Depot in:

These are not all the possible side effects of Somatuline Depot. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Before you receive Somatuline Depot, talk to your doctor about:

All of your medical conditions, including

  • Gallbladder, heart, thyroid, kidney, or liver problems
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy or plans to become pregnant
    • It is not known if Somatuline Depot could harm your unborn baby
  • Breast-feeding or plans to breast-feed
    • It is not known if Somatuline Depot passes into breast milk

Any medicines (prescription and nonprescription) you are taking, including

  • Insulin or other diabetes medicines
  • A cyclosporine (such as Gengraf®, Neoral®, or Sandimmune®)
  • A medicine called bromocriptine (such as Parlodel® or Cycloset®)
  • Medicines that lower your heart rate (such as beta blockers)

You may report suspected adverse reactions to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or to Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
at 1-888-980-2889.