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Safety in Lactation: Somatostatin analogues

21 September 2020Somatostatin analogues are indicated for a variety of conditions including acromegaly, neuroendocrine tumours, especially carcinoid, and Cushing’s disease. As the indications vary between the three…
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Refrigerated Storage

Somatuline AutogelIpsen Ltd

Ipsen Ltd
Somatuline Autogel
Solution for injection in a pre-filled syringe 60mg, 90mg, 120mg

Once removed from the refrigerator, if the product is left in its sealed pouch it may be returned to the refrigerator (the number of temperature excursions must not exceed three times) for continued storage and later use, provided it has been stored for no longer than a total of 24 hours at below 40°C.

Contact Ipsen in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.

Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

No - provided it has been stored as above
Yes - provided it has been stored as above
5 May 2020
London MI Service

Somatuline LAIpsen Ltd

Ipsen Ltd
Somatuline LA
30mg, powder for suspension for injection

Contact Ipsen in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.

Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

No Information
No Information
5 May 2020
London MI Service

Lactation Safety Information

Octreotide
Low levels anticipated in milk due to the drug's properties
Monitor infant for GI disturbances
No published evidence of safety
17 September 2020