Helpful Hints and Information

Care providers:

  • If a care provider helps you in the bathroom, they should wear disposable gloves for the first few days after you are given LUTATHERA®.


  • Daily showering is recommended for at least the first few days after receiving LUTATHERA.


  • You should not breastfeed during LUTATHERA treatment and for 2.5 months after your final LUTATHERA infusion.

Using the toilet:

  • You should drink plenty of fluids on the days you receive LUTATHERA and after. The more you urinate, the faster you will get rid of the radiation from your body.
  • For a few days after you receive LUTATHERA, use the toilet in a seated position, even for men, and use toilet paper each time.
  • For a few days after you receive LUTATHERA, flush toilet paper and/or wipes down the toilet and flush twice.
  • Wash your hands every time you use the toilet.

Birth control:

  • You should use effective birth control during LUTATHERA treatment and for 7 months after your final dose if you are a woman or 4 months if you are a man with a female partner who is able to become pregnant.


LUTATHERA® (lutetium Lu 177 dotatate) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a type of cancer known as gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) that are positive for the hormone receptor somatostatin, including GEP-NETs in the foregut, midgut, and hindgut.

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