Somavert is a medicine used to treat adults with acromegaly, a rare hormonal disorder that usually occurs in middle-aged adults and is caused by the pituitary gland producing excess growth hormone.
Somavert is used in patients who did not respond well to surgery and/or radiation therapy, and to treatment with somatostatin analogues (another type of medicine used in acromegaly).
Somavert contains the active substance pegvisomant.
Somavert : EPAR - Medicine overview (PDF/74.45 KB)
First published: 01/02/2008
Last updated: 13/11/2018
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Pfizer Europe MA EEIG
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Boulevard de la Plaine 17
21/09/2021 Somavert - EMEA/H/C/000409 - N/0101
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Pituitary and hypothalamic hormones and analogues
Treatment of adult patients with acromegaly who have had an inadequate response to surgery and/or radiation therapy and in whom an appropriate medical treatment with somatostatin analogues did not normalize IGF-I concentrations or was not tolerated.
Treatment of adult patients with acromegaly who have had an inadequate response to surgery and/or radiation therapy and in whom an appropriate medical treatment with somatostatin analogues did not normalize IGF -I concentrations or was not tolerated.