Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection

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Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection Information

Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Acromegaly. Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection include Weight gain. While these are the most often observed Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection has a Unknown effect for pregnant women and Unknown effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection related warnings section.

Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection in conditions like Kidney Disease. The section on Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection contraindications lists all such conditions.

Additionally, Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection Benefits & Uses

Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Acromegaly
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 50 mcg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: Dose may increase 500 mcg, TID if necessary
Geriatric
  • Disease: Acromegaly
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 50 mcg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: Dose may increase 500 mcg, TID if necessary

Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection safe for pregnant women?


    The effects of Sandostatin LAR on pregnant women are unknown since no research has been done to ascertain it yet.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection safe during breastfeeding?


    Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Sandostatin LAR for breastfeeding women are not known.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection on the Kidneys?


    Sandostatin LAR may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Sandostatin LAR. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection on the Heart?


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

    Moderate


Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection

  • Is this Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection habit forming or addictive?


    Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection


    Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection and food will interact.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Sandostatin LAR 20 Injection.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 930-931

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 238

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Sandostatin® Lar Depot (octreotide acetate)



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