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How does Somatuline Depot treat acromegaly?

Because acromegaly is caused by too much growth hormone, lowering the amount of growth hormone in your body treats the symptoms. Somatuline Depot (lanreotide) is a type of drug called a somatostatin analog. It is an artificial, longer-lasting version of somatostatin, which is a natural hormone that blocks the release of growth hormone. Therefore, taking Somatuline Depot, a somatostatin analog, lowers the level of growth hormone in your system and treats the symptoms of acromegaly.

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