Safety and Efficacy of Long-acting Repeatable Octreotide Acetate for Injectable Suspension vs. Surgery in Treatment-naïve Patients With Acromegaly
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Currently, the first line treatment for acromegaly is surgery, in order to remove the adenoma causing overproduction of growth hormone which leads to acromegaly. The objective of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of long-acting repeatable formulation of octreotide and to compare it to the safety and efficacy of surgery in patients with acromegaly who have not had any previous treatment for acromegaly.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Newly diagnosed or previously untreated acromegalic patients
Lack of suppression of GH nadir to <1.0 µg/L, after oral administration of 75 g of glucose (OGTT)
IGF-I levels above the upper limits of normal, i.e. 97th percentile (adjusted for age and gender)
Requires surgery for recent significant deterioration in visual fields or other neurological signs, which are related to the pituitary tumor mass
No evidence of pituitary adenoma on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply.