Octate 50mcg Injection

Vhb Life Sciences Inc

Composition for Octate 50mcg Injection

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Primarily used for

Acromegaly, bleeding esophageal varices
1 ML in 1 vial

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Medicine Overview of Octate Injection


Uses of Octate Injection

Octate 50mcg Injection is used in the treatment of acromegaly and bleeding esophageal varices.

Side effects of Octate Injection


Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Constipation, Flatulence, Headache, Increased glucose level in blood, Gallstones, Injection site reaction.


How to use Octate Injection

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

How Octate Injection works

Octate 50mcg 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 Octate Injection

Expert advice for Octate 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 Octate 50mcg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Octate 50mcg 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.
Octate 50mcg 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.
Octate 50mcg 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.
Octate 50mcg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidne
y disease. No dose adjustment of Octate 50mcg 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 Octate 50mcg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Octreotide

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

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