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

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Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
11/23/2009 8:33:24 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been getting injections every 4 weeks since 05/09. The first month I didn't see much change, but now my symptoms occur only occasionally. However, within the last 3-4 weeks, I have experienced sore muscles and unexplained weight loss. I have changed diet or exercise, but lost 3# in one week and a total of 5# in the last month. I meet with my oncologist in a couple of weeks and will se ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
10/21/2009 8:40:43 AM

Reviewer: cpu_princess, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I started on Sandostatin LAR 8/2006 30mg. I had break thru symptoms anywhere between 3-10 each month. I controlled break thru days giving myself octreotide shots every 6-8 hours. In order to improve my break thru my dose was increased to one 20mg shot and one 30mg every 28 days given at the same time. That is when I believe all my problems started. Hair loss, numbness in both hands and feet, c ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
5/26/2009 12:39:31 PM

Reviewer: Joebo93, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
At first I had no side effects, my tumors in my liver with the help of therasheres help shrink them or kept them stable for 2and a half years. But now my blood suger is high, I need to take metformin for that, my blood pressure is high and I have trouble keeping that in check, and I have muscle tenderness everywhere. If I someone pokes me it really hurts. Ive been told could be a side effect of sa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
10/8/2008 11:49:33 AM

Reviewer: looking good, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
dose. started treatment in november, 2001. continued treatment at every four-week interval since using 40-mg. my liver has many tumors that have been stabilized according to my doctor at m. d. anderson clinic in houston, texas. i have nothing but praise for this medicine.

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