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
Diarrhea, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Constipation, Flatulence, Headache, Increased glucose level in blood, Gallstones, Injection site reaction
Available Medicine for Octreotide acetate
OctrideSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹1 to ₹218006 variant(s)
ActideSamarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
₹225 to ₹5362 variant(s)
OtideUnited Biotech Pvt Ltd
₹214 to ₹4232 variant(s)
Sandostatin LARNovartis India Ltd
₹35900 to ₹754473 variant(s)
OctotideTroikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹275 to ₹4952 variant(s)
NeoctideNeon Laboratories Ltd
₹334 to ₹6322 variant(s)
₹220 to ₹4682 variant(s)
₹236 to ₹2502 variant(s)
SandostatinNovartis India Ltd
₹380 to ₹7152 variant(s)
UnitideMexato Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Expert advice for Octreotide acetate
- Octreotide acetate 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.