Your Guide to Taking Sandostatin LAR Depot
Sandostatin® (octreotide acetate) comes in 2 different formulations: Sandostatin® (octreotide acetate) Immediate-Release Injection and Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate) for injectable suspension.
Both formulations contain the same active ingredient, octreotide acetate. The difference between them is how often a patient receives treatment, what type of injection he or she is given, and who gives it (self-injected vs doctor administered)
If your doctor has prescribed Sandostatin for the first time, you will start treatment with Sandostatin Immediate-Release Injection
Your doctor will identify if Sandostatin LAR Depot is right for you based on your response after 2 weeks of treatment with Sandostatin Immediate-Release Injection