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Administration by a healthcare professional:

  • Helps guarantee a patient receives the right dose at the right time, using the right technique

Proper administration technique—optimize injection success and patient comfort

Step 1

Step 1: Injecting Sandostatin® LAR®

Position the patient

Enhanced needle sizes ease injections
With the updated formulation, the 20-gauge needle is the smallest available for somatostatin analogue injections.

  • The patient, disrobed from the waist down, should stand in a comfortable upright position

Step 2

Step 2: Injecting Sandostatin® LAR®

Locate the ideal injection site

  • 2 to 3 cm above the midpoint of an imaginary line between the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) and the greater trochanter (GT)

Step 3

Step 3: Injecting Sandostatin® LAR®

Compress the adipose tissue

Step 4 The Mobile Administration Program makes administration simpler by providing patients with nurses to administer Sandostatin® LAR® in their homes.

Step 4: Injecting Sandostatin® LAR®

Administer the injection at a 90° angle

Note: Sandostatin® LAR® must be given only by deep intragluteal injection, never intravenously.

  • Remove alcohol swab from clean injection site and insert needle fully into right or left gluteus
  • Slowly draw back plunger rod to check that no blood vessel has been penetrated; otherwise change needle position
  • In one continuous motion and using steady pressure, depress the plunger rod to inject the entire dose
  • Withdraw needle from injection site


  • Activate safety guard using single-handed technique:
    • Press hinged section of safety guard down onto rigid surface (eg, counter top) or
    • Push hinge forward with forefinger, keeping all fingers behind needle tip
  • Audible "click" confirms proper activation of safety mechanism
  • Dispose of vial and syringe with needle immediately in sharps container or other rigid, closed disposal container