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Octreotide (Systemic)

Brand Names : Sandostatin, Sandostatin LAR Depot

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects | Additional Information

  • Antidiarrheal, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • antidiarrheal, gastrointestinal tumor
  • antihemorrhagic, bleeding gastroesophageal varices
  • antihypoglycemic, pancreatic tumor
  • antihypotensive, carcinoid crisis
  • growth hormone suppressant, acromegaly

Octreotide (ok-TREE-oh-tide) is used to treat the severe diarrhea and other symptoms that occur with certain intestinal tumors. It does not cure the tumor but it helps the patient live a more normal life.

Also, this medicine is used to treat a condition called acromegaly, which is caused by too much growth hormone in the body. Too much growth hormone produced in adults causes the hands, feet, and parts of the face to become large, thick, and bulky. Other problems such as arthritis also can develop. Octreotide works by reducing the amount of growth hormone that the body produces.

Octreotide may also be used for other medical conditions as determined by your doctor.

Octreotide is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:

  • Injection (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Sandostatin
  • Sandostatin LAR Depot

In Canada -

  • Sandostatin


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Octreotide: Before Using

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