Support Services

Sandostatin LAR Depot

Learn About Support Services

RealSupport™ is an information and support program specifically designed to help patients diagnosed with severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome access the materials and tools they need to help manage their symptoms.


Through RealSupport™, you’ll receive:

Nutritional Info

When living with the severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome, certain foods or eating habits are more likely to cause symptoms or symptom flare-ups related to carcinoid syndrome. But that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy meals at your favorite restaurants. You'll have access to Tips for Dining Out—strategies created to help you enjoy dining out, without feeling like you're missing out.

Learn How to Manage Your Diet


Certain foods can trigger symptoms associated with carcinoid syndrome, so it’s important to be aware of what you eat. You'll have access to A Recipe Collection—meals prepared by an oncology nutritionist with expertise in supporting people living with the severe diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome.

Patient Stories

Hearing from someone who’s been there can be helpful. Listen to Christina's story:

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.