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IPSEN CARES® is here to help eligible patients access medication and services needed during treatment.

The IPSEN CARES program was designed to simplify the process of applying for and getting coverage for Somatuline® Depot (Ianreotide) Injection for eligible patients. IPSEN CARES was designed to serve as a central point of contact between you, your physician's office, insurance company, and specialty pharmacy. IPSEN CARES can also help arrange home delivery of your medication and home injection services. With the help of IPSEN CARES, you can get the treatment you need while saving valuable time and energy.

IPSEN CARES helps you access medication and services needed during acromegaly treatment.

Or call 1-866-435-5677 Monday-Friday 8am-8pm ET (5am-5pm PT)

The acromegaly community: Organizations you can tap into for information, support, and friendship

It can be frustrating trying to make people who don’t have acromegaly understand what it’s like. Because it’s a rare disease, it’s easy to feel alone, but you can find plenty of company through the organizations below and get lots of good information as well as helpful information about where to find treatment and living with acromegaly. So go ahead, reach out!

National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service

A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/endocrine/acromegaly/Pages/fact-sheet.aspx

Pituitary Network Association

Learn more about pituitary disorders, get contact information about hormonal health hospitals near you, and get answers to frequently asked questions.

http://www.pituitary.org

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Important Safety Information and Indication

Who should not take Somatuline Depot?Do not take Somatuline Depot if you are allergic to lanreotide.

What are the possible side effects of Somatuline Depot?

Somatuline Depot may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Gallstones.Tell your healthcare professional if you get any of these symptoms:
    • sudden pain in your upper right stomach area (abdomen)
    • sudden pain in your right shoulder or between your shoulder blades
    • yellowing of your skin and whites of your eyes
    • fever with chills
    • nausea
  • Changes in your blood sugar (high blood sugar or low blood sugar). If you have diabetes, test your blood sugar as your healthcare professional tells you to. Your healthcare professional may change your dose of diabetes medicine
  • Slow heart rate
  • High blood pressure

The most common side effects of Somatuline Depot in people with acromegaly include diarrhea, stomach area (abdominal) pain, nausea, and pain, itching, or a lump at the injection site.

Somatuline Depot may cause dizziness. If this happens, do not drive a car or operate machinery.

What should I tell my healthcare professional before receiving Somatuline Depot?

  • Tell your healthcare professional if you have diabetes or gallbladder, thyroid, heart, kidney, or liver problems
  • Tell your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant as Somatuline Depot may harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare professional if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Somatuline Depot passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare professional should decide if you will take Somatuline Depot or breastfeed. You should not do both
  • Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Somatuline Depot and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects. Somatuline Depot may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Somatuline Depot works
  • Especially tell your healthcare professional if you take insulin or other diabetes medicines, a cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, or Sandimmune), a medicine called bromocriptine (Parlodel, Cycloset), or medicines that lower your heart rate, such as beta blockers

Tell your healthcare professional if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Somatuline Depot. For more information ask your healthcare professional.

What is Somatuline® Depot (lanreotide) Injection?

Somatuline Depot is a prescription medicine used for the long-term treatment of acromegaly when surgery or radiotherapy has not worked well enough or the patient is not able to have surgery or radiotherapy.

It is not known if Somatuline Depot is safe and effective in children.

You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., at 1-888-980-2889.

Click here for Patient Information and Full Prescribing Information.

Somatuline Depot is available in 60, 90, and 120 mg

Indication

What is Somatuline® Depot (lanreotide) Injection?

Somatuline Depot is a prescription medicine used for the long-term treatment of acromegaly when surgery or radiotherapy has not worked well enough or the patient is not able to have surgery or radiotherapy.

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