Active ingredients: lanreotide
What it is used for
Somatuline Autogel is indicated for: - the treatment of acromegaly when the circulating levels of growth hormone and IGF-1 remain abnormal after surgery and/or radiotherapy or in patients who are dopamine agonist treatment refractory -the treatment of symptoms of carcinoid syndrome associated with carcinoid tumours -the treatment of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NETs) in adult patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic disease.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Pre-filled syringe containing a white to off-white translucent semi-solid phase, practically free from visible particulates.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient lanreotide
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems