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Okeron 0.1 mg Injection


Overview

Okeron Injection side effects

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

How to use Okeron Injection

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

How Okeron Injection works

Okeron 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.

Okeron Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Okeron 0.1 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Okeron 0.1 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Okeron 0.1 mg 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
Okeron 0.1 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Okeron 0.1 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Okeron 0.1 mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Okeron 0.1 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Okeron 0.1 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Okeron Injection?

If you miss a dose of Okeron 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Okeron 0.1 mg 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 Okeron with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Tensorin, Tenefron, Moglin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vogmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Piobest
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Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diadose
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Brand(s): Exeed, Metcalf, Estimet
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Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Okeron

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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
Child Specialist
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.
My doctor ask me to take vit k injection. I am 35 week pregnant. Why this injection is necessary?
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Your blood must be showing some abnormal results regarding clotting. This injections are given to prevent excessive bleeding during delivery
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FAQs

Q. Is Okeron a chemo drug?

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

Q. Is Okeron hormone/ protein?

No, Okeron 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 Okeron safe?

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

Q. Is Okeron a proton pump inhibitor/ vasopressor?

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

Q. Does Okeron cause hyperglycemia?

Yes, hyperglycemia is a common side effect of Okeron treatment

Q. Does Okeron cause hair loss and weight gain?

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

Q. Does Okeron make you tired?

Yes, Okeron may make you feel tired.

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