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General Information on Pasireotide

Generic Name : Pasireotide

Latest prescription information about Pasireotide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pasireotide

International- Signifor

Why is Pasireotide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a somatostatin analog (an orphan drug), prescribed for patients with Cushing’s disease who failed to get rid of through surgery. 

What is the dosage of Pasireotide?

SC- The recommended initial dose is 0.6mg or 0.9mg twice a day. Dosage range is 0.3 mg to 0.9 mg.

How should Pasireotide be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a health care provider under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pasireotide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood sugar, diabetes, heart, liver or kidney problems, gallstones, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Monitor blood glucose level and liver function regularly while taking this medication.

• Perform gallbladder ultrasounds before starting treatment and at 6-month intervals.

What are the side effects of Pasireotide?

   Most Common : Diarrhea, nausea, hyperglycemia, gallstone, headache, abdominal pain, fatigue and diabetes mellitus.

What are the other precautions for Pasireotide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Pasireotide?

Store the medication as directed by your physician.

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