Medicine Overview of Octotide Injection
Octotide 0.1 mg Injection is used in the treatment of acromegaly
, carcinoid tumours and bleeding esophageal varices. It is also used to prevent complications following surgery of the pancreas.
Side Effects of Octotide are Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Constipation, Flatulence, Headache, Increased glucose level in blood, Gallstones, Injection site reaction.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Octotide 0.1 mg 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.
In Depth Information on Octotide 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.
Octotide Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Octotide 0.1 mg 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.
Octotide 0.1 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Octotide 0.1 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Octotide 0.1 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Octotide 0.1 mg Injection is recommended.
Octotide 0.1 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Octotide 0.1 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Octotide 0.1 mg 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.
Questions Related to Octotide
What is the cause of enlarge spleen and liver? What treatment to be given? What precautions should be taken? Problem has got repeated in 2 months
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.There are many causes of liver and spleen enlargementfew examples--Infection: Acute viral hepatitis. Infectious mononucleosis. Haematological disease: Myeloproliferative disease. Leukaemia. Metabolic disease: Niemann-Pick disease. Chronic liver disease and portal hypertension: Chronic active hepatitis. Amyloidosis. Acromegaly. Systemic lupus erythematosus. Sarcoidosis.
Frequently asked questions about Octotide Injection
Q. Is Octotide a chemo drug?
Yes, Octotide is a chemo drug, used in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumors and pituitary tumors
Q. Is Octotide hormone/ protein?
No, Octotide is a peptide or a hormone analogue. It is a synthetic compound derived from somatostatin, a substance normally found in the human body
Octotide is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Octotide a proton pump inhibitor/ vasopressor?
No, Octotide is neither a proton pump inhibitor nor a vasopressor
Q. Does Octotide cause hyperglycemia?
Yes, hyperglycemia is a common side effect of Octotide treatment
Q. Does Octotide cause hair loss and weight gain?
Yes, hair loss is a common side effect of Octotide treatment. Octotide may cause weight gain
Q. Does Octotide make you tired?
Yes, Octotide may make you feel tired.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Octotide with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Medicines with composition Repaglinide: Ripadep
Medicines with composition Acarbose: Diadose
Medicines with composition Gliclazide: Diabic, Glywin
Medicines with composition Miglitol: Miglicon
Medicines with composition Glimepiride: Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee, Prideme, Glimpse, Glimipill, Sunglim, Sysril, Glydin, Glyde
Medicines with composition Metformin: Exeed, Metcalf, Estimet, Clovimet, Performin, GD Met, Ultimet, Metco
Medicines with composition Pioglitazone: Piobest, Piokind
Medicines with composition Voglibose: Vogmax, Elbose, Nuvog, Sysvog, Genvog, Vogliford
Medicines with composition Glipizide: Glunase
Medicines with composition Teneligliptin: Tensorin, Zeptin, Tenefron, Moglin, Tenlicad, Tenolen, Celglip, Patten, Tenelisafe, Eriglip
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