Ferotide 50mg Injection

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Composition for Ferotide 50mg Injection

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Primarily used for

Acromegaly, Bleeding esophageal varices (Dilated blood vessels in food pipe)
1 Injection in 1 vial

Substitutes for Ferotide Injection

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Medicine Overview of Ferotide Injection


Uses of Ferotide Injection

Ferotide 50mg Injection is used in the treatment of acromegaly and bleeding esophageal varices.

Side effects of Ferotide Injection


Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Constipation, Flatulence, Headache, Increased glucose level in blood, Gallstones, 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 50mg injection blocks the effects of certain natural hormones in the body such as serotonin and growth hormone. It also lowers the bleeding from the food pipe by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels.

In Depth Information on Ferotide Injection

Expert advice for Ferotide Injection

  • Seek medical attention if you experience disturbances in your line of vision.
  • Your thyroid function and liver function will be monitored during octreotide therapy.
  • Do not drive or operate machines while on octreotide treatment as it may cause blurred vision and headache.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking a medicine to control your blood pressure or if you are a patient with diabetes.
  • If you are a woman of child bearing age, effective contraceptive method should be adopted during treatment with octreotide.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Special precautions for Ferotide 50mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ferotide 50mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Ferotide 50mg Injection is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

Octreotide should be used in nursing mothers with careful infant monitoring, especially if the infant is under 2 months of age.
Ferotide 50mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Ferotide 50mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidn
ey disease. No dose adjustment of Ferotide 50mg Injection is recommended.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Forxiga 5mg Tablet, Forxiga 10mg Tablet, Gli 2mg Tablet, Zita Plus 20mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Octreotide, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Ferotide 50mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Octreotide

Yes, Ferotide is a chemo drug, used in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumors and pituitary tumors
No, Ferotide is a peptide or a hormone analogue. It is a synthetic compound derived from somatostatin, a substance normally found in the human body
Ferotide is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
No, Ferotide is neither a proton pump inhibitor nor a vasopressor
Yes, hyperglycemia is a common side effect of Ferotide treatment
Yes, hair loss is a common side effect of Ferotide treatment. Ferotide may cause weight gain
Yes, Ferotide may make you feel tired.

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