Sandostatin 0.1mg Injection 1'S

Hormonal Therapy Rx required
This product cannot be returned for a refund or exchange. Mfr: Novartis India Ltd Country of Origin: NA
M.R.P.: Rs.715.00


  • SANDOSTATIN contains Octreotide which is a synthetic compound derived from somatostatin, a substance normally found in the human body

  • It inhibits the effects of certain hormones such as growth hormone

Therapeutic Uses
Warning & Precautions
Directions & For Use
Side Effects
More Information

What SANDOSTATIN is used for?


  • in acromegaly, a condition where the body produces too much growth hormone
  • to relieve symptoms associated with some tumours of the gastrointestinal tract
  • to prevent complications following surgery of the pancreas gland
  • to stop bleeding and to protect from re-bleeding from ruptured gastro-oesophageal varices in patients suffering from cirrhosis (chronic liver disease)
  • to treat pituitary tumor that produce too much thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)

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Pregnancy & Breast Feeding

Children & Adolescents

Driving & Using Machines

Talk to your doctor before using this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to Octreotide or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have or ever had gallstones
  • have problems with your blood sugar levels, either too high (diabetes) or too low (hypoglycaemia)
  • have a history of vitamin B12 deprivation
  • have liver or kidney problem
  • SANDOSTATIN should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed
  • Do not breast-feed while using SANDOSTATIN
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine


  • SANDOSTATIN has no effects on the ability to drive and use machines

Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any of the following medicines:

  • ciclosporin used as immunosuppressants
  • bromocriptine used to treat Parkinson’s disease
  • quinidine used to treat heart rhythm problem
  • terfenadine used to treat allergies
  • medicines used to control your blood pressure (e.g. a beta blocker or a calcium channel blocker)
  • insulin used for diabetes
  • Depending on the condition being treated, SANDOSTATIN will be given by subcutaneous (under the skin) injection in upper arms, thighs, and abdomen or intravenous (into a vein) infusion
  • This medicines will be administered by a healthcare professional
Very Rare

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.

  • allergic reactions including skin rash, difficulty in breathing or dizziness
  • inflammation of the pancreas gland (pancreatitis) marked by sudden pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
  • liver inflammation (hepatitis), symptoms may include yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, generally feeling unwell, itching, light-coloured urine
  • irregular heartbeat
  • thirst, low urine output, dark urine, dry flushed skin
  • underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) causing change in heart rate, appetite or weight; tiredness, feeling cold, or swelling at the front of the neck
  • changes in the level of sugar in the blood
  • impaired glucose tolerance
  • gallstones, leading to sudden back pain
  • diarrhoea
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • flatulence (wind)
  • headache
  • local pain at the injection site
  • stomach discomfort after meal (dyspepsia)
  • vomiting
  • feeling of fullness in the stomach
  • fatty stools
  • loose stools
  • discolouration of faeces
  • dizziness
  • loss of appetite
  • change in liver function tests
  • hair loss
  • shortness of breath
  • weakness




Additional Information


  • Store in a refrigerator (2-8ºC). Do not freeze
  • This product must be used immediately and any unused drug-product must be discarded
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • SANDOSTATIN should only be used if it is clear and free of particles

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