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Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate for injectable suspension)

Most eligible patients pay no more than $25 for their Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate for injectable suspension) prescription*

You may be eligible for co-pay savings on your next prescription:

  • Commercially insured patients pay $25 per month
  • Novartis will pay the remaining co-pay, up to $15,000 per calendar year
  • The co-pay card applies to the co-pay for the medicine only, not the doctor visit

To find out if you are eligible to save on your next prescription, call 1-877-577-7756 or visit us on

*Limitations apply. This offer is not valid under Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal or state program. Patients must have been diagnosed with severe diarrhea and flushing symptoms associated with metastatic carcinoid tumors (carcinoid syndrome), or profuse watery diarrhea associated with VIP-secreting tumors. Novartis reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this program without notice. For full Terms and Conditions go to

For Sandostatin LAR Depot From a Physician's Office:

  1. Eligible patients enroll in the Sandostatin LAR Depot Co-Pay Assistance Program and receive a co-pay card
  2. Receive an explanation of benefits (EOB) from your insurance company after administration of Sandostatin LAR Depot
  3. Patients submit the EOB with a co-pay claim form (download one here or call Novartis at 1-877-577-7756) to receive reimbursement
  4. After claim approval, which may take several weeks, you will receive a reloadable debit card with the amount of your out-of-pocket drug costs for Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate for injectable suspension) as determined by your insurance, minus the $25 for which you are responsible. With each additional approved claim, your debit card will be reloaded to pay for the out-of-pocket costs covered by Novartis, up to the yearly maximum of $15,000
  5. Use the debit card to pay the outstanding balance when requested by your physician

For Sandostatin LAR Depot from a Pharmacy

  1. Eligible patients enroll in the Sandostatin LAR Depot Co-Pay Assistance Program and receive a co-pay card
  2. Provide your co-pay card to your pharmacy and pay a $25 co-pay for your Sandostatin LAR Depot and Novartis will pay the remaining co-pay, up to $15,000 per calendar year

Patient Assistance Now Oncology

Novartis Oncology is committed to helping patients living with cancer receive the medicines they need. Patient Assistance Now Oncology (PANO) offers quick and easy access to information about our wide range of resources.

You can get information about our PANO support programs in 2 ways:

  • Call 1-800-282-7630 to speak with a member of our knowledgeable staff dedicated to making access to therapy as simple and convenient as possible; or
  • Visit our website at:

Here are some of the ways we can help:

  • Offer support with insurance verification to help you understand your financial responsibilities and where to get your medicine
  • Assist with changes in your insurance plan when your coverage changes
  • Help you find a pharmacy covered by your plan, and get medication based on your plan guidelines
  • Provide Medicare education
  • Provide information about financial assistance that may be available