At your home, office, or destination—trained nurses can administer your injection,* at no charge to you
As a patient receiving Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate) for injectable suspension therapy, you know how important it is to keep your regularly scheduled appointments and get your injections exactly as prescribed. That’s why the Mobile Administration Program (MAP) was developed—to make coordinating your treatment a little easier.
If your doctor recommends you as an appropriate patient to participate in the program and you’re eligible, you’ll be able to receive your injections at home, at work, or while you’re traveling, administered by a MAP nurse who is trained in the mixing and administration of Sandostatin LAR Depot. To take advantage of this convenient way to receive your injections:
- Find out from your doctor if you’re a candidate for MAP and check if you’re eligible
- Work with your doctor to complete the enrollment form
* Limitations apply. Program available only for patients with commercial insurance. Program not available for patients insured by Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal or state program. Program not available for residents of Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, or Rhode Island.
Important things to know about MAP
- MAP does not replace your doctor’s care; you should still go to your regular doctor for checkups. MAP allows you to receive your injections at a time and location convenient for you
- If you are new to Sandostatin LAR Depot, your first dose must be received in your doctor’s office
The MAP is available to all eligible patients for whom Sandostatin LAR Depot has been prescribed for a US Food and Drug Administration–approved indication.
- Residents of all states except Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, and Rhode Island can participate
- MAP is available to eligible patients covered by most commercial plans (eg, HMO, PPO) generally available to patients with commercial insurance
- The program is not available for patients insured by Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state programs
- Print the enrollment form and discuss with your doctor if you're a candidate for the MAP
For more information, visit www.us.sandostatin.com/.
What MAP Offers
- Receive Sandostatin injections at convenient locations. When you’re dealing with acromegaly or carcinoid syndrome, this program offers a convenient administration option
- Your Sandostatin, your schedule. Nurses are available outside traditional office hours, including weekends and evenings, or even when you are traveling out of town
- Receive Sandostatin injections from a trained health care professional. The MAP nurse will let your doctor know you have received your medicine (or injection). You will receive your Sandostatin injections at a location convenient to you
How MAP Works
Just 4 simple steps to receive your injections at home:
Your doctor recommends you for the program and submits your enrollment form.
Your eligibility is verified.
You will receive a call to schedule your next injection at your convenience.
MAP nurse who is specially trained in the mixing and administration of Sandostatin LAR Depot meets you at a convenient time and place and gives the injection, makes the next appointment, follows up with a reminder, and notifies your doctor that you received your injection.
Frequently Asked Questions
MAP for Eligible Patients
The Mobile Administration Program (MAP) is generally available to commercially insured patients for whom Sandostatin LAR Depot has been prescribed. The program is not available to patients insured by Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state programs. The program is not available for residents of Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, or Rhode Island.
Through MAP, a nurse will administer your Sandostatin LAR Depot injections at a time and location convenient for you:
- You can be confident that you will receive the right dose, at the right time
- You have the comfort of knowing that a MAP nurse who is trained in the mixing and administration of Sandostatin LAR Depot will come to your home or office to administer Sandostatin LAR Depot
- The MAP nurse will let your doctor know that you received your injection
- The MAP nurse will make the next appointment and follow up with a reminder
This program lets you receive therapy beyond the traditional office hours, if you prefer. Evenings and weekends may be possible too, even when you are traveling out of town.
A MAP nurse who is trained in the mixing and administration of Sandostatin LAR Depot is selected to administer your Sandostatin LAR Depot injections. All the nurses in the program have been fully instructed and evaluated in their knowledge of the prescribing information for Sandostatin LAR Depot and the mixing and injection process.
You can continue to get your prescription for Sandostatin LAR Depot in the way you normally do. Insurance coverage for the drug is independent of coverage eligibility for home injections. Depending on your prescription coverage, the drug may be shipped to your home or local pharmacy for pickup. Once you have obtained the medication the way you normally do, a nurse will then come to your home to administer the injection.
Yes. Office visits and biochemical testing will still occur at appropriate intervals, as determined by your doctor. The MAP is for the administration of Sandostatin LAR Depot only and does not take the place of regularly scheduled visits with your doctor.
No. The enrollment form, which you can download here, will be filled out at the doctor's office, signed by you, and sent to the company that administers the program. After this, most of the communication takes place by phone. The nurse coordinator calls you to schedule your injection appointment.