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LANREOTIDE is used to reduce blood levels of growth hormone in patients with a condition called acromegaly. It also works to slow or stop tumor growth in patients with neuroendocrine tumors and treat carcinoid syndrome. Compare somatostatin analogues.

Somatuline Depot Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine or for 6 months after stopping it.

This medicine has caused ovarian failure in some women. This medicine may interfere with the ability to have a child. Talk with your doctor or health care professional if you are concerned about your fertility.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Blurred vision

chest pain or discomfort

dizziness

gaseous abdominal or stomach pain

headache

lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting

nervousness

pale skin

pounding in the ears

recurrent fever

slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat

stomach fullness

troubled breathing with exertion

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

Bloating

chills

constipation

cough

dark urine

diarrhea

difficulty swallowing

fast heartbeat

fat in the stool

fever

hives, itching, skin rash

indigestion

large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

loss of appetite

nausea

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

severe nausea or vomiting

stomach pain or cramps

sudden loss of weight

tightness in the chest

vomiting

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Difficulty having a bowel movement

difficulty with moving

excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

feeling of fullness

inflammation, itching, lumps, or pain at the injection site

muscle pain or stiffness

pain in the joints

passing gas

weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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