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What should I know about Sandostatin LAR before receiving it?

Before receiving Sandostatin LAR, you should know that this drug might increase your symptoms if you have carcinoid syndrome or vasoactive intestinal peptide-secreting adenomas. In these instances, your doctor may choose to take you off the long-acting drug temporarily and instead prescribe immediate-release Sandostatin for a short while. Sandostatin LAR is only approved for people who have had success with immediate-release Sandostatin and need long-term treatment. It is the same medication but is formulated differently, so it needs to be administered only about once a month. Be sure to call your physician immediately if you get pregnant while taking Sandostatin LAR. Tell your doctor if you have diabetes or problems with your heart, kidneys or liver.

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