Neoctide 50 mcg
Brand: Neoctide Injection
Composition: Octreotide Injection
Manufacturer: Neon Laboratories
Packing: Pack of 1 Vial
WHAT IS NEOCTIDE INJECTION?
Octreotide is a hormone drug that is used to treat some types of cancer. Octreotide is a man-made protein that is similar to a hormone in the body called somatostatin. Octreotide lowers many substances in the body such as insulin and glucagon (involved in regulating blood sugar), growth hormone, and chemicals that affect digestion.
USES OF NEOCTIDE INJECTION:
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.
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 tired feeling, dry skin, joint pain or stiffness, muscle pain or weakness, hoarse voice, feeling more sensitive to cold temperatures, weight gain.
diarrhea, constipation; vomiting, upset stomach; bloating, gas; headache, dizziness; or pain when injecting the medicine.
Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Constipation, Flatulence, Headache, Increased glucose level in blood, Gallstones, Injection site reaction.
Neoctide 0.05 mg Injection is a similar to somatostatin, a substance normally found in the human body which inhibits the effects of certain hormones such as growth hormone. It also lowers the bleeding from the food pipe by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Seek medical attention if you experience disturbances in your line of vision.
Your thyroid function and liver function will be monitored during octreotide therapy.
Do not drive or operate machines while on octreotide treatment as it may cause blurred vision and headache.
Inform your doctor if you are taking a medicine to control your blood pressure or if you are a patient with diabetes.
If you are a woman of child bearing age, effective contraceptive method should be adopted during treatment with octreotide.
Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.