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    Condition: Other
    2/9/2016 6:02:36 PM

    Reviewer: dave, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Can't really address effectiveness, and I just go the injection yesterday, but the abdominal pain, lack of appetite and chills are not fun. My doctor says my body will adjust, but I have no idea how long that will take. Had I known about the intensity of the effects, I would have scheduled the first injection on a Friday.

    Condition: Other
    2/12/2012 2:18:41 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I have been given 2 injections of this meds so far. I am being treated for a carcinoid tumor of the stomach - had surgery to remove 1/2 stomach 1 year ago. This is experimental but so far have had no problems with this med.

    Condition: Other
    12/4/2008 12:24:48 AM

    Reviewer: cassie, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I was on it for 6 months, had to stop due to pregnancy. was a treatment for acromeagly. helped the majority of my symptoms, only thing i can really complain about is the approval process to get approved by insurance. The shot is VERY expensive and extra steps have to be taken with insurance to get approval but the manufacturer of the drug was very helpful in getting my claim approved and shipped ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Other
    3/7/2008 3:15:10 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Can do injection at home as is premixed and ready to go. Extremely expensive (2300 per injection) but my insurance covers for now. Get a lump under the skin but it is not painful and it des not fully go away before alternating back to that side for the next injection. I have had 3 of these so far for acromegaly.

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