This medication is a long-acting form of lanreotide. Lanreotide is used for long-term treatment of acromegaly. It is also used when surgery or radiation treatment have not been fully successful or cannot be used. Lanreotide works by decreasing the amount of growth hormone to normal levels. This medication is also used to treat certain cancer or tumors of the stomach, intestines, or pancreas by slowing down the growth of these tumors.
How to use lanreotide subcutaneous
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your doctor or pharmacist before you start using lanreotide and before each monthly injection since there may be new information. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is given by injection deep under the skin of your buttock by a health care professional, usually once every 4 weeks or as directed by your doctor. To reduce irritation from the injection, your doctor will alternate between the left and right buttock with each dose. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. It may help to mark your calendar with a reminder (e.g., every 4 weeks).
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.