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Sandostatin LAR 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.

Drug information on Sandostatin LAR (Octreotide) from

Sandostatin LAR

  Injection
Generic : Octreotide
 655.00
20mg/1vial
1vial
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Medical Condition(s) for which Sandostatin LAR may be prescribed

Acromegaly
Carcinoid Tumors
Diabetes - Essentials
Liver Cancer

Side effects of Sandostatin LAR

   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 Sandostatin LAR?

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

When is Sandostatin LAR not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Sandostatin LAR

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 Sandostatin LAR

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Sandostatin LAR

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

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