Is somatuline the same as octreotide?

Is somatuline the same as octreotide?

It comes prepackaged and just needs to be brought up to body temperature and injected. It comes as 60, 90, 120 mg. There are slight differences in FDA approval: octreotide (Sandostatin) is approved for symptoms of carcinoid/VIPoma syndrome and Lanreotide (Somatuline) is approved for tumor control.

What is the difference between Sandostatin and Somatuline?

Sandostatin is an intramuscular injection that is typically administered at a dose of 30 mg every 4 weeks. That’s sort of the standard dose of the drug. Somatuline is a deep subcutaneous injection. The standard dose is 120 mg every 4 weeks.

Who manufactures lanreotide?

Lanreotide (as lanreotide acetate) is manufactured by Ipsen, and marketed under the trade name Somatuline. It is available in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, and was approved for sale in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 30, 2007.

How do you administer Somatuline Autogel?

Somatuline Autogel is administered by deep subcutaneous injection in the superior external quadrant of the buttock or in the upper outer thigh. For patients who receive a stable dose of Somatuline Autogel, and after appropriate training, the product may be administered either by the patient or by a trained person.

What company makes lanreotide?

Lanreotide is manufactured by the company, Ipsen Pharmaceuticals as lanreotide acetate, and marketed as Somatuline. It is approved in several countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. Lanreotide was first approved for use in the United States by the FDA on August 30, 2007.

Is there a generic lanreotide?

Specialty pharmaceutical company, Advanz Pharma, has launched a generic version of lanreotide, MYTOLAC, in Germany for the treatment of acromegaly, grade 1 and a subset of grade 2 gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and symptoms associated with neuroendocrine tumors.

How much does somatuline cost?

The cost for Somatuline Depot subcutaneous solution (60 mg/0.2 mL) is around $6,144 for a supply of 0.2 milliliters, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans.

Is there a generic for Somatuline Depot?

No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Somatuline Depot available in the United States. Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Somatuline Depot. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe.