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Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection

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Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Sandostatin LAR 30mg 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.

Sandostatin LAR 30mg 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.

Uses of Sandostatin LAR Injection

  • Acromegaly
  • Carcinoid tumours
  • Bleeding esophageal varices

Benefits of Sandostatin LAR Injection

In Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a condition that is caused by overproduction of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection helps to reduce the increased levels of growth hormone, restores them to normal and therefore prevents complication of acromegaly such as diabetes or heart diseases. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered.

In Carcinoid tumours

Carcinoid tumors are slow growing abnormal masses that occur in several parts of the body, chiefly, intestine, pancreas, colon, rectum, lungs etc. These tumors occur due to oversecretion of certain hormones in our body. Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection helps reduce these hormone levels to normal range and prevents further complications. Follow your doctor’s instructions to get maximum benefit.

In Bleeding esophageal varices

Esophageal varices develop when normal blood flow to the liver is blocked by a clot or scar tissue in the liver. Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection helps prevent abnormal growth of tissues that may cause these blockages and also helps control bleeding in such cases.

Side effects of Sandostatin LAR Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sandostatin LAR

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • 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 30mg 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 Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sandostatin LAR 30mg 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
Sandostatin LAR 30mg 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
Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Sandostatin LAR Injection?

If you miss a dose of Sandostatin LAR 30mg 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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Quick Tips

  • Sandostatin LAR 30mg 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Somatostatin Analogues
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
HORMONES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Sandostatin LAR 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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I want to know as I am talking sandostatin lar 20mg is there any other cheaper injection other than this.
Dr. Pawan Rawal
Gastroenterology
Please ask a chemist
I am undergoing treatment for Neuroendocrine Tumor since 19th November 2015. I am taking an injection, Sandostatin LAR 20mg, since 30th November 2015 every four weeks intervals. After taking 12 injections, I stopped it for 15 weeks according to doctor's advice. But restarted the same injection when I had loose motion. I have taken 18 injections so far. I am not taking any other medicines. My weight was only 67 kgs on 20th Nov. 2015, now my weight is 75 kgs. I have no health problems so far, I am following my normal life as other healthy guys Please advise me how long should I take this expensive injection.
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Thanks for reaching out to me, that should be continued till you have best response.
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FAQs

Q. Is Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection a chemo drug?

Yes, Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection is a chemo drug, used in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumors and pituitary tumors

Q. Is Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection hormone/ protein?

No, Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection 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 Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection safe?

Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection a proton pump inhibitor/ vasopressor?

No, Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection is neither a proton pump inhibitor nor a vasopressor

Q. Does Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection cause hyperglycemia?

Yes, hyperglycemia is a common side effect of Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection treatment

Q. Does Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection cause hair loss and weight gain?

Yes, hair loss is a common side effect of Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection treatment. Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection may cause weight gain

Q. Does Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection make you tired?

Yes, Sandostatin LAR 30mg Injection may make you feel tired.

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References

  1. Master SB. Hypothalamic & Pituitary Hormones. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 650.
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Expires on or after: January, 2021

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