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Your monthly Sandostatin LAR Depot cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Sandostatin LAR Depot patient assistance program, the cost of your medication will be free. We only charge $49 per month for each medication, to cover our service fees. You could receive your Sandostatin LAR Depot prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Sandostatin LAR Depot patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Sandostatin LAR Depot patient assistance program. Each program has its own eligibility criteria which is set by the pharmaceutical companies, however the factors considered by most programs are:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for the Sandostatin LAR Depot patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Sandostatin LAR Depot patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Sandostatin LAR Depot. We will also ask for details about your healthcare provider, insurance, and your household income. This information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Sandostatin LAR Depot assistance, we will handle the application process for you. We will work directly with your healthcare provider to prepare your application documents. Once we have received the signed application and supporting documents, we will submit them to the patient assistance program on your behalf. Our service continues once you are enrolled in the Sandostatin LAR Depot patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Sandostatin LAR Depot medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Sandostatin LAR Depot coupon provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Sandostatin LAR Depot patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Sandostatin LAR Depot manufacturer coupons, Sandostatin LAR Depot discounts, or free Sandostatin LAR Depot samples. We are not a Sandostatin LAR Depot coupon provider or Sandostatin LAR Depot discount card. Our service extends to assisting eligible individuals to access the medications they need through patient assistance programs.

Can NiceRx help me get Sandostatin LAR Depot cheaper if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Sandostatin LAR Depot patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Sandostatin LAR Depot medication or if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. We may also be able to help you if you do not have insurance. Please apply online to find out more.

How much does Sandostatin LAR Depot cost without insurance?

Sandostatin LAR Depot cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Sandostatin LAR Depot intramuscular powder for injection, extended-release 10 mg usually costs $3,400 for 1 powder for injection. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Sandostatin LAR Depot cost with insurance?

The copay for Sandostatin LAR Depot with insurance depends on the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out how much this is, your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Sandostatin LAR Depot?

Sandostatin LAR Depot is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication distributed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. It is a somatostatin analog indicated for the treatment in patients who have responded to and tolerated Sandostatin Injection for, acromegaly, severe diarrhea/flushing episodes associated with metastatic carcinoid tumors, and profuse watery diarrhea associated with vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) secreting tumors.

What doses of Sandostatin LAR Depot are available?

Sandostatin LAR Depot is available as an injectable suspension, in the following doses: 10 mg per 6 mL, 20 mg per 6 mL, or 30 mg per 6 mL vials.

For patients not currently receiving Sandostatin injection subcutaneously:

  • Acromegaly – 50 mcg three times daily for 2 weeks followed by Sandostatin LAR Depot 20 mg intragluteally every 4 weeks for 3 months
  • Carcinoid tumors and VIPomas – 100-600 mcg/day in 2-4 divided doses for 2 weeks followed by Sandostatin LAR Depot 20 mg every 4 weeks for 2 months

For patients currently receiving Sandostatin injection subcutaneously:

  • Acromegaly – 20 mg every 4 weeks for 3 months
  • Carcinoid tumors and VIPomas – 20 mg every 4 weeks for 2 months

Renal Impairment patients on dialysis – 10 mg every 4 weeks

Hepatic impairment patients with cirrhosis – 10 mg every 4 weeks

Please read the full prescribing information and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Sandostatin LAR Depot active ingredients

Sandostatin LAR Depot contains octreotide acetate as the active ingredient. Sandostatin works by imitating the action of somatostatin, an inhibitor of growth hormone and other substances, including insulin growth factor (IGF-1).

Sandostatin LAR Depot side effects

The most common side effects of Sandostatin LAR Depot in clinical trials include:

  • Injection-site pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Gallbladder abnormalities – cholelithiasis (gallstones)
  • Abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence
  • Back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Headache, nausea, dizziness

In rare instances, Sandostatin LAR Depot can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) or hyperglycemia (high blood glucose)
  • Hypothyroidism – monitor thyroid function
  • Bradycardia, arrhythmia, or conduction abnormalities

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Sandostatin LAR Depot against your risk of adverse events. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Sandostatin LAR Depot to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Sandostatin LAR Depot drug interactions

Sandostatin LAR Depot can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Cyclosporine, insulin, oral hypoglycemic agents, beta-blockers, and bromocriptine – dose adjustment may be required

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Sandostatin LAR Depot.

Sandostatin LAR Depot contraindications

You should not use Sandostatin LAR Depot if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient octreotide acetate
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Sandostatin LAR Depot

Talk to your doctor before using Sandostatin LAR Depot if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Sandostatin LAR Depot
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – potential for an unintended pregnancy
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Sandostatin LAR Depot generic

Sandostatin LAR Depot is the trademark brand name for octreotide acetate distributed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. A generic version of octreotide acetate is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Sandostatin LAR Depot savings through NiceRx.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.