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SANDOSTATIN 0.1MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR SANDOSTATIN

Octreotide(0.1 mg)

food interaction for SANDOSTATIN

alcohol interaction for SANDOSTATIN

pregnancy interaction for SANDOSTATIN

lactation interaction for SANDOSTATIN

medicine interaction for SANDOSTATIN

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Sandostatin 0.1mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sandostatin 0.1mg 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Sandostatin 0.1mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
  • SERIOUS INTERACTION
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR SANDOSTATIN

    Octreotide(0.1 mg)

    Uses

    Sandostatin 0.1mg injection is used in the treatment of acromegaly and bleeding esophageal varices (dilated blood vessels in food pipe)
    It also relieves symptoms associated with functional gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumours.

    How it works

    Sandostatin 0.1mg injection block 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.

    Common side effects

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

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    Expert advice FOR SANDOSTATIN

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR SANDOSTATIN

    Octreotide

    Q.

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

    Q.

    Is octreotide hormone/ protein?
    No, octreotide 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 octreotide safe?
    Octreotide is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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    Q.

    Is octreotide a proton pump inhibitor/ vasopressor?
    No, octreotide is neither a proton pump inhibitor nor a vasopressor

    Q.

    Does octreotide cause hyperglycemia?
    Yes, hyperglycemia is a common side effect of octreotide treatment

    Q.

    Does octreotide cause hair loss and weight gain?
    Yes, hair loss is a common side effect of octreotide treatment. Octreotide may cause weight gain

    Q.

    Does octreotide make you tired?
    Yes, octreotide may make you feel tired.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)