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Somatostatin Information

Somatostatin Benefits & Uses

Somatostatin is used to treat the following -

Somatostatin 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 Somatostatin

Somatostatin

Somatostatin Side Effects

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

  1. Upset stomach
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Rash
  4. Acute toxicity
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Fatigue Rare
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Stomach ache Mild
  9. Slow heart rate (pulse)

Somatostatin Related Warnings

Is the use of Somatostatin safe for pregnant women?

No research has been done to ascertain the safety of Somatostatin in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, it is best to ask a doctor to know if you can take it.

Unknown

Is the use of Somatostatin safe during breastfeeding?

Information about safety of Somatostatin for women who are breastfeeding is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

Unknown

What is the effect of Somatostatin on the Kidneys?

Somatostatin 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 Somatostatin on the Liver?

Somatostatin 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 Somatostatin on the Heart?

Somatostatin 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 Somatostatin with Other Drugs

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

Somatostatin Contraindications

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

  1. Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Kidney Disease
  4. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Somatostatin

Is this Somatostatin habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Somatostatin.

No

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

Somatostatin does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Somatostatin only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Somatostatin in mental disorders is not effective.

No

Somatostatin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Somatostatin

Information is not available on the interaction of any foods with Somatostatin, due to a lack of research on this.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Somatostatin

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Somatostatin.

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

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Somatuline® (lanreotide)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 237-238
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