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Octride 50 mcg Injection




Medicine Detail


Brand: Octride Injection

Composition: Octreotide 50 mcg

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Packing: Pack of 1 Vial

WHAT IS OCTREOTIDE 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 OCTREOTIDE 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.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

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.

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:

Octreotide 50 mcg 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.

Diarrhea, constipation; vomiting, upset stomach; bloating, gas; headache, dizziness; or pain when injecting the medicine.

DRUGS INTERACTIONS: 

Octreotide 50 mcg Injection is a somatostatic agent. It is used to treat severe cases of diarrhea, flushes and types of cancer. It functions by decreasing the blood levels of hormones and chemical messengers. It is sold under the trade name of Sandostatin.

Before using this medication notify your doctor if: you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within Octreotide 50 mcg Injection, you have any other allergies, you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, you have e a history of gallbladder, thyroid problems, heart problems, slow or irregular heartbeat, you are undergoing dialysis, you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby.

DRUGS PRECAUTIONS:

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.

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