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    Octreotide acetate

    Information about Octreotide acetate

    Octreotide acetate uses

    Octreotide acetate 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.

    How octreotide acetate works

    Octreotide acetate 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.

    Common side effects of octreotide acetate

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

    Available Medicine for Octreotide acetate

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      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
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      Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
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      Novartis India Ltd
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      Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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      United Biotech Pvt Ltd
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      Neon Laboratories Ltd
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      Wockhardt Ltd
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      J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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      Ferring Pharmaceuticals
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      Vhb Life Sciences Inc
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    Expert advice for Octreotide acetate

    • 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 Octreotide acetate

    Octreotide acetate

    Q. Is Octreotide acetate a chemo drug?
    Yes, Octreotide acetate is a chemo drug, used in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumors and pituitary tumors
    Q. Is Octreotide acetate hormone/ protein?
    No, Octreotide acetate 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 acetate safe?
    Octreotide acetate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
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    Q. Is Octreotide acetate a proton pump inhibitor/ vasopressor?
    No, Octreotide acetate is neither a proton pump inhibitor nor a vasopressor
    Q. Does Octreotide acetate cause hyperglycemia?
    Yes, hyperglycemia is a common side effect of Octreotide acetate treatment
    Q. Does Octreotide acetate cause hair loss and weight gain?
    Yes, hair loss is a common side effect of Octreotide acetate treatment. Octreotide acetate may cause weight gain
    Q. Does Octreotide acetate make you tired?
    Yes, Octreotide acetate may make you feel tired.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)