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Octreotide Benefits & Uses

Octreotide is used to treat the following -

Octreotide Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Octreotide

Octreotide

Octreotide Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Octreotide is used -

  1. Diarrhoea
  2. Abdominal Pain Mild
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Constipation Moderate
  5. Flatulence Mild
  6. Headache Mild
  7. Increased Glucose level in the blood
  8. Gallstones Moderate
  9. Injection Site Allergic Reaction
  10. Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level)
  11. Hair Loss Mild
  12. Weight gain
  13. Tiredness

Octreotide Related Warnings

Is the use of Octreotide safe for pregnant women?

It is not known what effect Octreotide will have on pregnant women, because no research work has been carried out on this till date.

Unknown

Is the use of Octreotide safe during breastfeeding?

In the absence of any scientific study about the side effects of Octreotide in breastfeeding women, information on safety of Octreotide is unavailable.

Unknown

What is the effect of Octreotide on the Kidneys?

Octreotide can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

Moderate

What is the effect of Octreotide on the Liver?

Octreotide may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Octreotide on the Heart?

Octreotide can have moderate side effects on the heart. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Octreotide with Other Drugs

Octreotide should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Octreotide Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Octreotide unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Gallstones
  2. Allergy
  3. Liver Disease
  4. Heart Disease
  5. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Octreotide

Is this Octreotide habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Octreotide.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Octreotide as it does not make you drowsy.

Safe

Is it safe?

Octreotide is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Octreotide is not used to treat mental disorders.

No

Octreotide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Octreotide

Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Octreotide and food will interact.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Octreotide

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Octreotide with alcohol.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 930-931
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 238
  3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Sandostatin® Lar Depot (octreotide acetate)
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