Uses

Pasireotide is used to treat a certain condition (acromegaly) that occurs when the body makes too much of a certain natural substance called growth hormone. Treating acromegaly helps reduce the risk of serious problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Pasireotide works by decreasing the amount of growth hormone made in the body.Pasireotide is also 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 Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using pasireotide and before each injection. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by injection into a muscle in the buttocks by a health care professional. It is given as directed by your doctor, usually once every 4 weeks (28 days).

The dosage is based on your medical condition, laboratory values, 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 (for example every 4 weeks).

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

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