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General Information on Somatostatin

Generic Name : Somatostatin

Latest prescription information about Somatostatin. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42 | Therapeutic Classification : Hormones

Trade Names/Brand Names of Somatostatin

India : 

International : 

Eklivan, Etaxene, Hematinan, Shishitai, Somatosan, Somatostatin Lyomark, Somatostatine Eumedica, Stilamin, Ikestatina, Modustatina, Modustatine, Resurmide, Sadolin, Somabion, Somastin, So Read more..

Why is Somatostatin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a peptide hormone, prescribed for gastrointestinal hemorrhage. 

When should Somatostatin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity

What is the dosage of Somatostatin?

Adult: IV – The recommended dose is 250 mcg as a bolus injection, then infuse at 3.5 mcg/kg/hour until bleeding has ceased.

How should Somatostatin be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Somatostatin?

• Monitor blood glucose level regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Somatostatin?

Abdominal discomfort, nausea, flushing and slow heart rate.

What are the other precautions for Somatostatin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Somatostatin?

Store it at room temperature.

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