A comparison of lanreotide and octreotide LAR for treatment of acromegaly.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Two long-acting depot somatostatin analogues have recently been licensed for the treatment of acromegaly. We wished to assess the effectiveness of both these drugs in suppressing mean GH to a target of < 5 mU/l in patients with acromegaly unselected for responsiveness to octreotide, and also to compare the effects of both drugs METHODS: We prospectively studied 10 unselected patients with acromegaly who were treated first with lanreotide (LAN) and then octreotide ...Expand abstract
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