Safety Considerations

What are some important things to know about
LUTATHERA® (lutetium Lu 177 dotatate)?

All prescription medications come with safety considerations. Some considerations you should be aware of before starting LUTATHERA relate to:

  • Radiation exposure
  • Bone marrow problems
  • Secondary bone marrow and blood cancers
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver problems
  • Hormonal gland problems (hormonal crisis)
  • Infertility

Please see more information on each of these considerations below, as well as additional warnings regarding pregnancy, breastfeeding, and use of birth control.


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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