Treat & Monitor | SOMAVERT® (pegvisomant for injection) | Safety Info

What you can expect after your diagnosis

For most people with acromegaly, treatment starts with surgery to remove the tumor on the pituitary gland. If surgery is not an option or has not been effective, radiation may be used to shrink the tumor.

Following surgery or radiation:

  • GH and IGF-I levels may decrease, but not always to normal ranges
  • Many people with acromegaly are also treated with medications to help control their IGF-I levels

Looking ahead

A GH receptor antagonist called SOMAVERT may help control your IGF-I levels. SOMAVERT works in a different way from other acromegaly medications.

I know there are so many people out there still struggling with the questions and doubts I used to have. If you’re one of them, I want you to know there are options. You can’t predict the future. What you can do, though, is make decisions to help shape the future you want.”

—Dallas, a patient with acromegaly

Actual acromegaly patient.