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Doctor Discussion Guide

Sandostatin® LAR Depot

The goal of this personalized Doctor Discussion Guide is to help you talk with your doctor about your disease and treatment with Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate for injectable suspension). Use this guide to help you stay motivated as you continue to work with your doctor to monitor and manage acromegaly.

  1. What are the goals of my treatment for acromegaly?

  2. What are my current growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels?

  3. How does Sandostatin LAR Depot work to reduce growth hormone GH and IGF-1 levels to normal?

  4. How will you monitor my disease, and how often?  

  5. How will I know if the treatment is working to reduce my GH and IGF-1 levels?

  6. What are my target GH and IGF-1 levels?

  7. How often will I receive treatment?

  8. What can I do to help you track my symptoms?

  9. What are the common side effects of treatment?

  10. How long will I need to be on treatment?

  11. What are my options if I don’t reach my target GH and IGF-1 levels?

Doctor Discussion Guide

Download talking tips and suggested questions to bring to your next doctor's appointment. Come prepared with questions from tracking your symptoms and treating your disease to talking confidently and openly about managing your acromegaly.