Sandostatin LAR Depot


RealSupport™ Is Here for You

If you have severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome, you are not alone. RealSupport is here with information and tools that can help you learn to manage your symptoms.

Ready to get started? Check out the videos below to get to know Sandy, your Sandostatin RealSupport sidekick. She’s ready to show you around RealSupport with Sandostatin.


This program does not replace the information provided by your doctor.

This is RealSupport™

Learn more about RealSupport in this video. Sandy walks you through the resources and support Novartis has to offer, from Co-pay support to diet management and much more.

Getting to Know Sandostatin

In this video, Sandy discusses Sandostatin, including the process of starting the injections and making adjustments to your diet and lifestyle to help you manage severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome. Remember to talk to your doctor to determine if these tips are right for you.

Food and Diet Changes

Some foods or eating habits are more likely to cause symptoms or symptom flare-ups related to carcinoid syndrome. In this video, Sandy offers some helpful tips for your diet and shows alternative recipes for some of your favorite foods. Remember, changes in your diet are meant to complement your current treatment, not replace it. Be sure to talk to your doctor before making dietary changes.

Staying on Sandostatin

Once you've been taking your medicine for a few months and your symptoms are in check, it's time to start thinking long-term. In this video, Sandy shows you what you can do daily to avoid symptoms triggers, information about at-home administration for eligible patients, recipes, and more.

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Recipes and nutritional tips on the Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate) for injectable suspension Facebook page

Carcinoid Syndrome Support Groups

Your health care provider is your first source of information, because he or she understands your individual medical needs. Still, the Internet can be a good source of information about carcinoid syndrome, and it provides a way for patients and families to "talk" with one another and share feelings and resources. On this page, you will find links to websites* that provide carcinoid syndrome resources and support groups.

*These websites are maintained by third parties. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or any other aspect of the information on these sites.