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Somatuline Depot Side Effects

Generic Name: lanreotide

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug lanreotide. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Somatuline Depot.

In Summary

Common side effects of Somatuline Depot include: diarrhea. Other side effects include: cholelithiasis, hypertension, and sinus bradycardia. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to lanreotide: subcutaneous solution

As well as its needed effects, lanreotide (the active ingredient contained in Somatuline Depot) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking lanreotide, check with your doctor immediately:

More common:
  • Abdominal or stomach fullness
  • blurred vision
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • dizziness
  • gaseous abdominal or stomach pain
  • headache
  • lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • nervousness
  • pale skin
  • pounding in the ears
  • recurrent fever
  • shortness of breath
  • slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
  • troubled breathing with exertion
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • yellow eyes or skin

Minor Side Effects

Some lanreotide side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common:
  • Bloated or full feeling
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • difficulty with moving
  • excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
  • inflammation, itching, lumps, or pain at the injection site
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • nausea
  • pain in the joints
  • passing gas
  • stomach pain
  • vomiting
  • weight loss

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to lanreotide: subcutaneous solution

General

The most common adverse events were gastrointestinal disorders, cholelithiasis, and injection site reactions.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

In one of the studies, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and flatulence increased as the dose increased.[Ref]

Very common (10% or more): Diarrhea (up to 65%), abdominal pain (34%), vomiting (19%), flatulence (14%), nausea (11%), loose stools
Common (1% to 10%): Constipation, flatulence, abdominal distension, abdominal discomfort, dyspepsia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pancreatitis, feces discolored
Frequency not reported: Steatorrhea[Ref]

Hepatic

Very common (10% or more): Cholelithiasis (27%), bladder sludge (20%), new cholelithiasis
Common (1% to 10%): ALT increased, AST abnormal, ALT abnormal, blood bilirubin increased, biliary dilatation
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): AST increased, blood alkaline phosphatase increased, blood bilirubin abnormal
Frequency not reported: Cholecystitis[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Very common (10% or more): Bradycardia (18%), hypertension (14%)
Common (1% to 10%): Sinus bradycardia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Other cardiac adverse drug reactions[Ref]

Local

Very common (10% or more): Application site disorder (injection site mass/pain/reaction/inflammation/ nodule/pruritus, 30%)
Postmarketing reports: Persisting induration[Ref]

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Dysglycemia (hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, diabetes, 14%), weight decrease (11%)
Common (1% to 10%): Blood glucose increased, glycosylated hemoglobin increased
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Blood sodium decreased, diabetes mellitus aggravated[Ref]

Hematologic

Very common (10% or more): Anemia (14%)[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Very common (10% or more): Musculoskeletal pain (19%), arthralgia (11%)[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (16%)
Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness
Postmarketing reports: Dysautonomia[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Dyspnea[Ref]

Psychiatric

Common (1% to 10%): Depression
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Insomnia[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hot flush, asthenia
Postmarketing reports: Malaise[Ref]

Immunologic

Common (1% to 10%): Anti-lanreotide (the active ingredient contained in Somatuline Depot) antibodies[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions (including angioedema, anaphylaxis, and hypersensitivity)[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Alopecia, hypotrichosis[Ref]

Endocrine

Rare (less than 0.1%): Clinical hypothyroidism
Frequency not reported: Slight decreases in thyroid function[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Somatuline Depot (lanreotide)." Tercica Inc, Brisbane, CA.

It is possible that some side effects of Somatuline Depot may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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