Brand Names : Sandostatin, Sandostatin LAR Depot
- Antidiarrheal, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
- antidiarrheal, gastrointestinal tumor
- antihemorrhagic, bleeding gastroesophageal varices
- antihypoglycemic, pancreatic tumor
- antihypotensive, carcinoid crisis
- growth hormone
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
Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
- Sandostatin LAR Depot
In Canada -