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Ferotide 0.05mg Injection

Prescription Required
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Ferotide 0.05mg Injection is used in the treatment of acromegaly, carcinoid tumors, and bleeding esophageal varices. It is also used to prevent complications following surgery of the pancreas.

Ferotide 0.05mg Injection is generally given by a healthcare professional. You should not self-administer this medicine at home. Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take them. You should use it regularly to get the most benefit from the medicine. Do not stop using the medicine even if you feel better unless the doctor tells you so.

Using this medicine may cause few common side effects such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, flatulence, and headache. Let your doctor know if any of these side effects do not go away or get worse. Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have problems with your liver. You should also tell your doctor all the other medicines you are taking. 

Uses of Ferotide Injection

  • Acromegaly
  • Carcinoid tumours
  • Bleeding esophageal varices

Side effects of Ferotide Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ferotide

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Injection site reaction

How to use Ferotide Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Ferotide Injection works

Ferotide 0.05mg Injection is a similar to somatostatin, a substance normally found in the human body which inhibits the effects of certain hormones such as growth hormone. It also lowers the bleeding from the food pipe by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Ferotide 0.05mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ferotide 0.05mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ferotide 0.05mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Ferotide 0.05mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ferotide 0.05mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ferotide 0.05mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Ferotide 0.05mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ferotide 0.05mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ferotide Injection?

If you miss a dose of Ferotide 0.05mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Ferotide 0.05mg Injection
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Quick Tips

  • Ferotide 0.05mg Injection helps treat acromegaly and certain hormone-producing tumors of stomach, liver, and pancreas.
  • It is given as an injection under the skin or into a vein.
  • It may temporarily cause pain at the site of injection. You can relieve this by gently rubbing the site of injection for a few seconds afterwards. 
  • When used long term, your doctor may monitor your thyroid function, gallbladder function, liver function and vitamin b12 levels regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking medicines to control your blood pressure or if you are diabetic.
  • Women who do not wish to conceive should practice an effective method for contraception while taking this medication.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Somatostatin Analogues
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ferotide with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabinese
SERIOUS
Brand(s): No Gluco, Diabnil, D Con
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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My doctor ask me to take vit k injection. I am 35 week pregnant. Why this injection is necessary?
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Your blood must be showing some abnormal results regarding clotting. This injections are given to prevent excessive bleeding during delivery
I have one child.is there is any injection for prevent the pregnancy.
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yes inj are there but they need to be taken every 3 months. They can cause irregular bleeding or spotting or slight weight gain.
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FAQs

Q. Is Ferotide 0.05mg Injection a chemo drug?

Yes, Ferotide 0.05mg Injection is a chemo drug, used in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumors and pituitary tumors

Q. Is Ferotide 0.05mg Injection hormone/ protein?

No, Ferotide 0.05mg Injection is a peptide or a hormone analogue. It is a synthetic compound derived from somatostatin, a substance normally found in the human body

Q. Is Ferotide 0.05mg Injection safe?

Ferotide 0.05mg Injection is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Ferotide 0.05mg Injection a proton pump inhibitor/ vasopressor?

No, Ferotide 0.05mg Injection is neither a proton pump inhibitor nor a vasopressor

Q. Does Ferotide 0.05mg Injection cause hyperglycemia?

Yes, hyperglycemia is a common side effect of Ferotide 0.05mg Injection treatment

Q. Does Ferotide 0.05mg Injection cause hair loss and weight gain?

Yes, hair loss is a common side effect of Ferotide 0.05mg Injection treatment. Ferotide 0.05mg Injection may cause weight gain

Q. Does Ferotide 0.05mg Injection make you tired?

Yes, Ferotide 0.05mg Injection may make you feel tired.

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