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Side effect(s) of Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate

Read the side effects of Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, constipation, loss of appetite

Blood: Reduced or altered counts of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, acute leukemia

Cardiovascular: Irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation), swelling of the legs and ankles, increased blood pressure

Nervous system:Dizziness, headache, taste disturbances, anxiety

Musculoskeletal: Muscle pain, back pain, pain in the legs, hands, and neck

Kidneys and Urinary Tract: Kidney dysfunction, kidney failure, urinary symptoms due to damage to the urinary tract which may include pain, urinary incontinence, urgency while passing urine and/or increased frequency

Metabolic abnormalities: Increased blood level of uric acid or sodium, low blood calcium levels, fluctuations in blood sugar or potassium level.

Others: Fatigue, fever, cough, liver dysfunction (especially in those with spread of the cancer to the liver), increased risk of cancer, hair loss, neuroendocrine hormonal crisis with symptoms that may include breathlessness, flushing, decreased blood pressure and diarrhea

Other Precautions :  Lutetium 177 dotatate should not be given as an intravenous bolus and is necessary to administer it according to the instructions provided.
Unused medicinal products or medical waste from the treatment should be disposed of in accordance with the rules laid down by the local law and regulations authority.

Drug Name : Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate

Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate generic Lutetium Lu 177 dotatate is a somatostatin analog radioactive drug or a radiopharmaceutical which is used for treating adult patients with somatostatin receptor-positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). These tumors arise from specialized cells of the digestive tract or the pancreas and may secrete substances like serotonin, gastrin, insulin, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide and glucagon. Lutetium Lu 177 dotatate works by attaching to a specific type of protein on the tumor cells called somatostatin receptors. The attachment allows the compound to enter the cells and emit radiation resulting in cell damage.
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