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Octride 0.05mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Octride 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.

Octride 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. 

Side effects of Octride Injection

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Abdominal pain
    In most cases, this is mild enough to be treated at home. Try to rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. Having a warm bath or shower can help you relax and relieve the pain. Drink plenty of clear fluids such as water and reduce your intake of coffee, tea, lemon juice or soda. Avoid alcohol and smoking as these can aggravate the pain. Eating slowly and having smaller and more frequent meals can also help. If the pain is severe, speak to your doctor. They may be able to guide you better.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Flatulence
    Try eating small and frequent meals. Drink and chew your food slowly. Exercise regularly to improve how your body digests food. Try not to swallow too much air. This can happen when you talk and eat at the same time. Avoid drinking with a straw, chewing gum and smoking as these can also make you swallow air. Try to limit foods that are hard to digest or produce gas (such as fried and fatty foods, cheese, beans, cabbage, onion, whole grains and many others). Avoid drinking alcohol, carbonated soft drinks and fruit juices. If you wear dentures, make sure they fit properly. Some over-the-counter medicines can help. Talk to your doctor about possible medication if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Increased glucose level in blood
    You may only know this after having a blood test. High levels of sugar in your blood can cause diabetes and lead to serious complications. You can help yourself by sticking to a healthy diet, taking regular exercise, and drinking plenty of sugar-free fluids. Avoid foods which cause your blood sugar to rise quickly (such as cakes, pastries and biscuits) and limit the amount of alcohol you drink. If it does not improve, there may be some medicines that can help to lower your blood sugar level. Your doctor may monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine and guide you accordingly.
  • Coping with Injection site reaction
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Octride Injection

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

How Octride Injection works

Octride 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 Octride 0.05mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Octride 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
Octride 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
Octride 0.05mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Octride 0.05mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Octride 0.05mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Octride 0.05mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Octride 0.05mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Octride Injection?

If you miss a dose of Octride 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

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Quick Tips

  • Octride 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Octride 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 Octride a chemo drug?

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

Q. Is Octride hormone/ protein?

No, Octride 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 Octride safe?

Octride is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Octride a proton pump inhibitor/ vasopressor?

No, Octride is neither a proton pump inhibitor nor a vasopressor

Q. Does Octride cause hyperglycemia?

Yes, hyperglycemia is a common side effect of Octride treatment

Q. Does Octride cause hair loss and weight gain?

Yes, hair loss is a common side effect of Octride treatment. Octride may cause weight gain

Q. Does Octride make you tired?

Yes, Octride may make you feel tired.

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