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Somatuline Depot vs Sandostatin Lar, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 80

This is personalized comparison of Somatuline Depot vs Sandostatin Lar for a male aged 80. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Somatuline depot (latest outcomes from 353 users) has active ingredients of lanreotide acetate. It is often used in acromegaly.

Sandostatin lar (latest outcomes from 9,419 users) has active ingredients of octreotide acetate. It is often used in acromegaly.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 314 male patients aged 77 who take the same drugs are studied in Somatuline Depot vs Sandostatin Lar

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Somatuline Depot lanreotide acetateBeaufour Ipsen
Sandostatin Lar octreotide acetateNovartis

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 77 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Somatuline Depot (Beaufour Ipsen)Sandostatin Lar (Novartis)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Diarrhoea
Injection Site DiscomfortAsthenia (weakness)
Injection Site AbscessBlood Pressure Increased
VomitingAbdominal Pain
Injection Site PainDeath
Staphylococcal Abscess (pus formation due to staphylococcal bacteria)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Weight Decreased
Hepatitis Fulminant (life-threatening condition defined by significantly impaired liver function)Loss Of Consciousness
Drug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms (adverse drug reactions with rash)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
Acute Hepatic FailureDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Somatuline Depot (Beaufour Ipsen)Sandostatin Lar (Novartis)
Urinary Incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination)
Secretion Discharge
Weight Increased
Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)
Blood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)
Intestinal Obstruction
Back Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Somatuline Depot0.
Sandostatin Lar0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Somatuline Depot (lanreotide acetate) is often used to treat acromegaly. Sandostatin Lar (octreotide acetate) is often used to treat acromegaly. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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