OCTRIDE mg Injection(Depot) 1's

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Drug Information

What is Octreotide used for?

Octreotide is used to treat severe diarrhoea and flushing caused by certain cancers. It is also used to treat acromegaly.

Octreotide injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Octreotide work?

Octreotide belongs to a class of drugs called gastrointestinal agents. This drug acts by inhibiting certain digestive hormones. Thus, it helps in treating the symptoms of severe diarrhoea and flushing caused by cancer.

How to administer Octreotide injection?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.

Octreotide injection should be administered only under the medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of Octreotide injection, please consult your doctor immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with Octreotide?

Drugs that interact with Octreotide include the following:

  • Acarbose
  • Amlodipine
  • Bexarotene
  • Glipizide
  • Labetalol
  • Metformin
  • Metoprolol
  • Quinidine
  • Saxagliptin
  • Telotristat
  • Timolol
  • Verapamil

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Octreotide?

The following are the most common side effects of Octreotide:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loose stools
  • Stomach upset
  • Bloating
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Hair loss

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Constipation
  • Fainting
  • Depression
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe vomiting
  • Yellow eyes/skin
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Decreased heartbeat

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while receiving Octreotide?

  • Avoid receiving the medicine if you are allergic to Octreotide injection or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of Octreotide.
  • Avoid Octreotide during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Be cautious while taking Octreotide if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Octreotide causes dizziness or blurred vision.

What should you tell your doctor before receiving Octreotide?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of diabetes, heart diseases, renal dysfunction, thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, kidney disease, pancreas problems or poor nutrition.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Octreotide

  1. How should Octreotide be stored?
  2. Octreotide injection should be stored at controlled temperature (2°C – 8°C) away from sunlight, heat and moisture.

  3. Should I be monitored for any laboratory parameters while receiving Octreotide medication?
  4. Yes, it is advised to monitor complete blood cell count, blood sugar levels and thyroid levels while receiving Octreotide medication.

  5. Can I get pregnant while receiving Octreotide medication?
  6. No, it is not advised to get pregnant while receiving Octreotide medication. It is advised to take birth control contraceptives while receiving Octreotide medication.

  7. Is it normal to experience high blood sugar levels after receiving Octreotide?
  8. Yes, experiencing high blood sugar levels is a common side effect after receiving Octreotide. However, consult your doctor if the symptom persists or worsens.


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