Slow the Growth or Spread of GEP-NETs
If you have gastrointestinal or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), SOMATULINE DEPOT may
significantly delay the growth or spread of the disease. The majority of patients on SOMATULINE DEPOT
did not yet experience disease progression during the 22-month study, while half of patients on
placebo had disease progression by 16.6 months.
Compared with placebo, SOMATULINE DEPOT lowered the chance of neuroendocrine cancer spreading or growing by 53%.
SOMATULINE DEPOT Is the First Prescription Medicine...
Approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat GEP-NETs by slowing down disease
progression in either gastrointestinal or pancreatic NETs that have spread or cannot be removed by surgery.
SELECT IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
What should I tell my healthcare professional before receiving SOMATULINE DEPOT?
Tell your healthcare professional if you have diabetes or gallbladder, thyroid, heart, kidney, or liver
Tell your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant as SOMATULINE DEPOT may
harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare professional if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
It is not known if SOMATULINE DEPOT passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare professional
should decide if you will take SOMATULINE DEPOT or breastfeed. You should not do both.
Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including prescription and
over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. SOMATULINE DEPOT and other medicines may affect
each other, causing side effects. SOMATULINE DEPOT may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines
may affect how SOMATULINE DEPOT works.
Especially tell your healthcare professional if you take insulin or other diabetes medicines, a cyclosporine
(Gengraf, Neoral, or Sandimmune), a medicine called bromocriptine (Parlodel, Cycloset), or medicines that lower
your heart rate, such as beta blockers.
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