Sandostatin LAR 10mg Injection

Novartis India Ltd

Composition for Sandostatin LAR 10mg Injection

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Primarily used for

Acromegaly, Carcinoid tumours, Bleeding esophageal varices
1 Injection in 1 packet

Medicine Overview of Sandostatin LAR Injection


Uses of Sandostatin LAR Injection

Sandostatin LAR 10mg 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 Sandostatin LAR Injection


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


How to use Sandostatin LAR Injection

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

How Sandostatin LAR Injection works

Sandostatin LAR 10mg 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 Sandostatin LAR Injection

Expert advice for Sandostatin LAR 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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Sandostatin LAR Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Sandostatin LAR Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sandostatin LAR 10mg 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.
Sandostatin LAR 10mg Injection is probably safe to use durin
g lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Sandostatin LAR 10mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Sandostatin LAR 10mg Injection is safe to use in patients wi
th kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Sandostatin LAR 10mg Injection is recommended.
Sandostatin LAR 10mg Injection should be used with caution i
n patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sandostatin LAR 10mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
K-Vog 0.3mg Tablet MD, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Voglistar 0.3mg Tablet MD, Path 30mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Octreotide acetate, 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 about Sandostatin LAR Injection

Frequently asked questions about Octreotide acetate

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

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