MEDICINE USES :
Novartis Octreotide is given to control symptoms such as diarrhea or flushing in patients with tumors such as carcinoid, pancreatic islet cell tumors, gastrinoma, or vasoactive intestinal peptide-secreting tumors (VIPomas). It is also used to treat acromegaly, when the body produces too much growth hormone, and the hands, feet, face or head grow too large.
WHAT IS SANDOSTATIN LAR ?
SANDOSTATIN LAR Injection is a hormone drug that is used to treat some types of cancer. It is a man-made protein that is similar to a hormone in the body called somatostatin. It lowers many substances in the body such as insulin and glucagon (involved in regulating blood sugar), growth hormone, and chemicals that affect digestion.
OCTREOTIDE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
diarrhea, constipation; vomiting, upset stomach; bloating, gas; headache, dizziness; or pain when injecting the medicine.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
severe stomach pain or tenderness, severe constipation; slow or uneven heartbeats;
severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate;
high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss;
low blood sugar--headache, hunger,
weakness, sweating, confusion, irritability, dizziness, fast heart rate,
or feeling jittery; or
underactive thyroid--extreme t