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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Sandostatin. Please consult your doctor.
Sandostatin is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, t... View More
Sandostatin is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.... View More
Sandostatin does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Sandostatin is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Sandostatin is recommended.
Sandostatin should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sandostatin may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Sandostatin is used in the treatment of acromegaly, carcinoid tumors, and bleeding esophageal varices. It is also used to prevent complications followin... View More
Uses of Sandostatin
- Carcinoid tumours
- Bleeding esophageal varices
Side effects of Sandostatin
- Abdominal pain
- Increased glucose level in blood
- Injection site reaction
How to use Sandostatin
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Sandostatin works
Sandostatin is a similar to somatostatin, a substance normally found in the human body which inhibits the effects of certain hormones such as growth hor... View More
What if you forget to take Sandostatin?
If you miss a dose of Sandostatin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to yo... View More
- Sandostatin 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.
Acromegaly, Variceal haemorrhage, Secretory neoplasms, Following pancreatic surgery, HIV-associated diarrhoea
IV Preparation Common diluent: 50-100 ?g/50 mL NS Common diluent for continuous IV infusion: 1200 ?g/250 mL NS Minimum volume: 50 mL NS IV/IM Admi... View More
Acromegaly Solution: 50 mcg SC q8hr initially; titrate up to 500 mcg SC q8hr if necessary; after successful treatment with solution for 2 weeks, initia... View More
Safety and efficacy not established
Renal impairment: Without dialysis, dose adjustment not necessary; with dialysis, 10 mg IM every 4 weeks initially, then titrate to effect
Mode of Action
Octreotide is a synthetic analogue of somatostatin which acts by suppressing basal and stimulated secretion of growth hormone (GH). It also suppresses L... View More
Renal disease; risk of gall bladder disease; DM; hypothyroidism. Pregnancy, lactation, children, elderly. Monitor levels of vitamin B12 during long term... View More
>10% Gallbladder problems (>60%): Decreased gallbladder contractility, gallstones, cholecystitis, cholestatic hepatitis,Dysglycemia (25%),Hypothyroidis... View More
Dosage adjustment of concurrent therapy may be necessary with calcium channel blockers, oral hypoglycaemics, ?-blockers, diuretics. May increase concent... View More
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More