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Somatuline Depot Patient assistance program

Is your Somatuline Depot medication too expensive? Start receiving your medication for only $49 per month.*

Complete a free online enrollment application to find out if you’re eligible to pay only $49 per month for your Somatuline Depot medication with our help.

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  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • Ongoing refills: We request your medication refills on your behalf
  • Secure: Your personal and medical information is safe with us
  • Convenient: We manage the whole process and we’re here to assist you
  • 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.

An introduction to NiceRx

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How it works

  • Apply Online

    Get started by filling out the online enrollment application to find out if you are eligible.

  • Qualification

    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.

  • Upload Documents

    You may be required to submit further information and documents required by the pharmaceutical company which can be securely uploaded online.

  • Application Created

    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.

  • Receive Medication

    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.

Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Your monthly Somatuline Depot cost savings if eligible

If you are eligible for the Somatuline 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 Somatuline Depot prescription for just $49 a month, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Somatuline Depot patient assistance program?

We will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for the Somatuline 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 Somatuline Depot patient assistance program?

We make it as easy as possible to apply for the Somatuline Depot patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our enrollment application. Tell us about any medications you are taking, including Somatuline 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 Somatuline 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 Somatuline Depot patient assistance program, and we will automatically request your Somatuline Depot medication refills for up to 1 year.

Is NiceRx a Somatuline Depot coupon provider?

We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Somatuline Depot patient assistance program. That means that we do not offer printable Somatuline Depot manufacturer coupons, Somatuline Depot discounts, or free Somatuline Depot samples. We are not a Somatuline Depot coupon provider or Somatuline 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 Somatuline Depot cheaper if I have insurance?

We may be able to help you to access Somatuline Depot patient assistance in a variety of circumstances. This includes when your insurance company will not pay for your Somatuline 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 Somatuline Depot cost without insurance?

Somatuline Depot cost without insurance will vary depending on where you buy it. As a guide, Somatuline Depot subcutaneous solution (60 mg/0.2 mL) usually costs $6,150 for 0.2 milliliters. With NiceRx you will pay a flat monthly fee of $49, regardless of the retail price of your medication.

How much does Somatuline Depot cost with insurance?

The copay for Somatuline 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 Somatuline Depot?

Somatuline Depot is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Somatuline Depot injection is a somatostatin analog indicated for:

  • The long-term treatment of acromegalic patients who have had an inadequate response to or cannot be treated with surgery and/or radiotherapy
  • The treatment of patients with unresectable, well or moderately differentiated, locally advanced, or metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) to improve progression-free survival and adults with carcinoid syndrome; when used, it reduces the frequency of short-acting somatostatin analog rescue therapy

The goal of treatment in acromegaly is to reduce growth hormone (GH) and insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels to normal.

What doses of Somatuline Depot are available?

Somatuline Depot is available in injection form, in the following doses: 60 mg/0.2 mL, 90 mg/0.3 mL, and 120 mg/0.5 mL single-use prefilled syringe.

Injected by deep subcutaneous injection in the superior external quadrant of the buttock. For acromegaly, the dose range is 60 mg to 120 mg every 4 weeks. The recommended starting dose is 90 mg every 4 weeks for 3 months. Adjust thereafter based on GH and/or IGF-1 levels.

Please read the full patient 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.

Somatuline Depot active ingredients

Somatuline Depot contains lanreotide acetate as the active ingredient.

Somatuline Depot side effects

The most common side effects of Somatuline Depot in clinical trials compared to placebo include:

  • Diarrhea, flatulence, cholelithiasis, abdominal pain, nausea
  • Injection site reactions
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

  • Gallbladder problems – gallstones may occur, symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, severe nausea, vomiting, yellowing of eyes and/or skin, unexplained pain in the back and/or right shoulder
  • Glucose metabolism – hypo and/or hyperglycemia
  • A decrease in heart rate
  • Pancreatitis
  • Signs of an underactive thyroid such as unexplained weight gain, cold intolerance, severe constipation, unusual/extreme tiredness, growth/lump/swelling on the front of the neck, mental/mood changes

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

Somatuline Depot drug interactions

Somatuline Depot can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Hypoglycemia agents
  • Cyclosporine
  • Drugs affecting heart rate
  • Bromocriptine
  • Bradycardia-inducing drugs (e.g. beta-blockers)

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

Somatuline Depot contraindications

You should not use Somatuline Depot if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient lanreotide acetate
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Somatuline Depot
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant

Talk to your doctor about your medical condition before using Somatuline Depot if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Somatuline Depot
  • Have renal Impairment
  • Have hepatic Impairment
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed – do not breastfeed during treatment and for 6 months after the last dose

Somatuline Depot generic

Somatuline Depot is the trademark brand name for lanreotide acetate manufactured by Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. A generic version of lanreotide acetate is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Somatuline 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.