Highlights for lanreotide
lanreotide Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- changes in blood sugar
- changes in heart rate
- severe stomach pain
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- diarrhea or constipation
- gas or stomach pain
- nausea, vomiting
- pain, redness, swelling and irritation at site where injected
lanreotide May Interact with Other Medications
- medicines for diabetes, including insulin
- medicines for heart disease or hypertension
How to Use lanreotide
This medicine is for injection under the skin. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- gallbladder disease
- heart disease
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to lanreotide, other medicines, latex, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
This medicine may cause increases or decreases in blood sugar. Signs of high blood sugar include frequent urination, unusual thirst, flushed or dry skin, difficulty breathing, drowsiness, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting or dry mouth. Signs of low blood sugar include chills, cool, pale skin or cold sweats, drowsiness, extreme hunger, fast heartbeat, headache, nausea, nervousness or anxiety, shakiness, trembling, unsteadiness, tiredness, or weakness. Contact your doctor or health care professional right away if you experience any of these symptoms.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: December 17, 2014