Uses

Pasireotide is used to treat a certain condition (Cushing's disease) when surgery has not been fully successful or cannot be used to correct the condition. Cushing's disease occurs when the body makes too much of a certain hormone called cortisol. Having too much cortisol in the body may lead to high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and other problems. Pasireotide works by decreasing the amount of cortisol made in the body.

How to use

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using pasireotide and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional and the Patient Instructions for Use.

Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.

Inject this medication under the skin as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. Pasireotide may be injected into the top of the thigh or into the abdominal/stomach area.

Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Avoid areas of the skin that are red or irritated. Change the injection site each time to lessen injury under the skin. Do not rub or massage the injection site after the injection.

Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

It may take up to 2 months before you get the full benefit of this drug.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

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