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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Sandostatin LAR Depot IM.

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16 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
11/20/2013 11:45:58 PM

Reviewer: susanrollins821, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Ive been on monthly dosages of Sandistatin for 14 months now after NET tumor of the pancreas with metastasis to the liver was diagnosed last summer. I've had no side effects and my blood work shows lowered chromogranin levels to my oncologists delight. Sure the injection is painful but it's a small price to pay for being able to live a basically normal life at age 60.

Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
1/4/2013 8:46:25 PM

Reviewer: SueK, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I get 30 mg. IM injection every 4 weeks. Has not slowed down growth of carcinoid tumors on liver after 2 yrs. and had to have SIRT procedures to eradicate tumors from liver. Oncologist said I should still continue to take injections.

Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
5/13/2012 5:28:13 AM

Reviewer: Ange, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Ange age 47yrs young 2012 - Have been on 4wkly trtmnts of Sandostatin LAR - 20mg since 2000 - slow release octreotide has helped minimise the effects of the cancer and impact it has on my overall health.. flushing and toileting. I am fully aware of the side effects associated with any medication used has risks. I personally have not hesitated to continue with this ongoing treatment.. aches pains ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
3/3/2011 2:04:30 PM

Reviewer: GiuJ, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started on the Sandostatin LAR injections about October 2010 after surgery removal of carcinoid tumor in June 2010. Overall the injection at 30mg have returned me to normal bowel movements and less flushing episodes.

Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
1/13/2010 8:45:45 PM

Reviewer: brs, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My oncologist started me on this drug in Oct. 09 and I have been taking monthly injections. My blood work(CgA) is looking much better and my symptoms (painful stomach cramps) are much better. I have noticed my hair is not growing as much. Don't know if this is related. I am happy with this medication.

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