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Drug information on Octate (Octreotide) from VHB Lifesciences Inc. (Critical Care)

Octate

  Injection
VHB Lifesciences Inc. (Critical Care)
Generic : Octreotide
 198.00
50mcg/1amp
1 Ampoule

Drug Name : Octreotide

Octreotide(Sandostatin) generic Octate is a synthetic octapeptide, prescribed for acromegaly. It is also used to control diarrhea and flushing caused by cancer. It decreases the amount of certain natural substances produced by the body.
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Medical Condition(s) for which Octate may be prescribed


Side effects of Octate

•   Most Common : Diarrhea, gall stone formation, abdominal pain, nausea, hair loss, headache and nose bleed.

•  Blood: Decrease in platelet counts.

•   Miscellaneous : Dizziness, generalized pain, muscle pain, itching, rash, fatigue and flatulence.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Initial: SC- The recommended dose is 50 - 100µg twice a day. It may be increased upto 500µg twice a day.

How to use Octate?

It comes as a solution to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.

When is Octate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Octate

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of gallstones, kidney disease, sugar, thyroid problems, heart disease, poor nutrition, elderly, children, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or vision changes, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• It may affect blood sugar level with confusion, drowsiness or increased thirst; if it is so consult with your doctor.

• Monitor blood sugar level, growth hormone level and thyroid function regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Octate

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Octate

Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C), and do not freeze it.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA



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