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Signifor LAR

Pasireotide is a man-made protein that is similar to a hormone in the body called somatostatin. Pasireotide is used to treat Cushing's disease or acromegaly (endocrine disorders). Pasireotide is usually given after surgery or other treatments did not work or have stopped working. Pasireotide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
somatostatin and somatostatin analogs

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Pasireotide may lower your cortisol levels. Tell your doctor if you have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, appetite changes, headache, irritability, confusion, slurred speech, or feeling weak, tired, unsteady, anxious, shaky, or light-headed.

Pasireotide can raise your blood sugar and may cause diabetes. Your blood sugar may need to be tested before and during treatment with this medicine. Call your doctor if you have increased thirst or urination, tiredness, and weight loss even if you are more hungry than usual.

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