Rapid and sustained relief from the symptoms of carcinoid syndrome: results from an open 6-month study of the 28-day prolonged-release formulation of lanreotide.
This 6-month, open, non-controlled, multicenter, dose-titration study evaluated the efficacy and safety of 28-day prolonged-release (PR) lanreotide in the treatment of carcinoid syndrome. Eligible patients had a carcinoid tumor with > or =3 stools/day and/or > or =1 moderate/severe flushing episodes/day. Six treatments of 28-day PR lanreotide were administered by deep subcutaneous injection. The dose for the first two injections was 90 mg. Subsequent doses could be titrated (60, 90, 120...Expand abstract
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