This medication is a somatostatin analog (an orphan drug), prescribed for patients with Cushing’s disease who failed to get rid of through surgery.
SC- The recommended initial dose is 0.6mg or 0.9mg twice a day. Dosage range is 0.3 mg to 0.9 mg.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a health care provider under the skin.
• 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.
• Most Common : Diarrhea, nausea, hyperglycemia, gallstone, headache, abdominal pain, fatigue and diabetes mellitus.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store the medication as directed by your physician.
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