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Sandostatin SC50mcg/ml

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Novartis (Bangladesh) Ltd.
Generic: Octreotide
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Sandostatin SC. Please consult your doctor.
PregnancyPregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sandostatin SC is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sandostatin SC is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the ba... View More
DrivingDriving
SAFE
Sandostatin SC does not usually affect your ability to drive.
KidneyKidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sandostatin SC is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Sandostatin SC is recommended.
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Sandostatin SC should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sandostatin SC may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Sandostatin SC is used in the treatment of acromegaly, carcinoid tumors, and bleeding esophageal varices. It is also used to prevent complications follo... View More

Uses of Sandostatin SC

  • Acromegaly
  • Carcinoid tumours
  • Bleeding esophageal varices

Side effects of Sandostatin SC

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Injection site reaction

How to use Sandostatin SC

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Sandostatin SC works

Sandostatin SC is a similar to somatostatin, a substance normally found in the human body which inhibits the effects of certain hormones such as growth ... View More

What if you forget to take Sandostatin SC?

If you miss a dose of Sandostatin SC, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Sandostatin SC 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.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Acromegaly, Variceal haemorrhage, Secretory neoplasms, Following pancreatic surgery, HIV-associated diarrhoea

Administration

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

Adult Dose

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

Child Dose

Safety and efficacy not established

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Without dialysis, dose adjustment not necessary; with dialysis, 10 mg IM every 4 weeks initially, then titrate to effect

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity.

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

Precaution

Renal disease; risk of gall bladder disease; DM; hypothyroidism. Pregnancy, lactation, children, elderly. Monitor levels of vitamin B12 during long term... View More

Side Effect

>10% Gallbladder problems (>60%): Decreased gallbladder contractility, gallstones, cholecystitis, cholestatic hepatitis,Dysglycemia (25%),Hypothyroidis... View More

Interaction

Dosage adjustment of concurrent therapy may be necessary with calcium channel blockers, oral hypoglycaemics, ?-blockers, diuretics. May increase concent... View More

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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