Sandostatin LAR Depot Patient assistance program
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- Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf
NiceRx works with your healthcare provider to help you access affordable medications directly from U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
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How it works
Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.
NiceRx verifies your eligibility for medication assistance and notifies you if you are qualified. The pharmaceutical company provides your medication for free and you only pay our service fee.
You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.
Your application is created and sent to your doctor for signature. At this stage, you will be billed $49 and will not be billed again until you receive your first medication delivery.
Your application is sent to the pharmaceutical company. You will be billed again once you receive your medication. We handle the entire ordering process including requesting ongoing refills.
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
- Gallbladder abnormalities – cholelithiasis (gallstones)
- Abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence
- Back pain
- Headache, nausea, dizziness
In rare instances, Sandostatin LAR Depot can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- 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.
*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.
Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as NiceRx assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.
**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (“Refund”).
To receive a refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 888-517-7444, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.
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.