March 09, 2011
Extended Dosing Interval for Somatuline Depot Injection ApprovedThe FDA has approved revised labeling to include an extended dosing interval of Somatuline Depot (lanreotide; Ipsen) Injection for the treatment of acromegaly. The updated dosing recommendations allow patients with acromegaly currently controlled on Somatuline Depot 60mg or 90mg every 4 weeks to be considered for an extended dosing interval of Somatuline Depot 120mg every 6 or 8 weeks.
Somatuline is a somatostatin analog indicated for the long-term treatment of patients with acromegaly who have had an inadequate response to or cannot be treated with surgery and/or radiotherapy.
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