OCTOTIDE 0.05MG INJECTION contains Octreotide which belongs to the group of medicines called Octapeptides. It is used to treat acromegaly (a condition in which the body produces too much growth hormone), neuroendocrine tumors in the gut (Ex. appendix, small intestine or colon) and pituitary tumors that make too much thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).
OCTOTIDE 0.05MG INJECTION is also used to prevent complications after surgery of the pancreas, to stop bleeding and protect from re-bleeding from ruptured gastro-esophageal varices (abnormal veins) in patients suffering from cirrhosis (chronic liver disease) and to relieve symptoms associated with excess production of certain hormones and other related substances by the stomach, bowels or pancreas.
Before receiving OCTOTIDE 0.05MG INJECTION, inform your doctor if you have gallstones, diabetes or a history of vitamin B12 deprivation. OCTOTIDE 0.05MG INJECTION should be used in pregnant women only if considered clearly necessary. Women of child-bearing capability should use an effective contraceptive method during treatment.
OCTOTIDE 0.05MG INJECTION is not recommended for use among breastfeeding women. There is little experience with the use of OCTOTIDE 0.05MG INJECTION in children so, consult your child’s doctor for advice. During treatment, your doctor may wish to check your thyroid, liver and pancreatic enzyme function periodically.
The most common side effects of receiving OCTOTIDE 0.05MG INJECTION are sudden back pain, changes in heart rate, appetite or weight, yellow skin and eyes, slow heartbeat, etc. Contact your doctor for advice if any of the symptoms worsen.