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VARIOCT 50MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 252.38 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for VARIOCT

Octreotide(50 mg)

food interaction for VARIOCT

alcohol interaction for VARIOCT

pregnancy interaction for VARIOCT

lactation interaction for VARIOCT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Varioct 50mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Varioct 50mg 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
Varioct 50mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for VARIOCT

Octreotide(50 mg)

Uses

Varioct 50mg injection is used in the treatment of acromegaly and bleeding esophageal varices (dilated blood vessels in food pipe).

How it works

Varioct 50mg injection works by blocking the effects of certain natural hormones in the body such as serotonin and growth hormone. It also decreases bleeding from food pipe by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels.

Common side effects

Nausea, Rash, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Biliary sludge (solids precipitated from bile), Bradycardia, Gall bladder inflammation, Bile duct stone, Constipation, Decreased thyroid stimulating hormone, Diarrhoea, Discolouration of stool, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Fall in blood sugar level, Flatulence, Glucose intolerance, Hair loss, Headache, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Increased glucose level in blood, Indigestion, Injection site pain, Itching, Loss of appetite, Sticky stools, Vomiting, Weakness

SUBSTITUTES for VARIOCT

3 Substitutes
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  • OCTOTIDE 50MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 250/ML of injection
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    Rs. 250
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  • FEROTIDE 50MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Ferring Pharmaceuticals
    Rs. 220/injection
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    Rs. 220
    save 13% more per injection
  • OKERON 50MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Wockhardt Ltd
    Rs. 236/ML of injection
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    Rs. 236
    save 6% more per ML of injection

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Expert advice for VARIOCT

  • 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 VARIOCT

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

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 26 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)