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Octreotide for Injection

octreotide depot 

Octreotide injection is used to treat severe diarrhea and other symptoms that occur with certain intestinal tumors (eg, vasoactive intestinal peptide tumors or VIPomas) or metastatic carcinoid tumors (tumors that have already spread in the body).

 

Octreotide is a medication used for specific medical conditions. Here are some key points about it:

  • Uses:

    • Acromegaly: Octreotide is used to treat acromegaly, a condition where the body produces too much growth hormone. It helps manage symptoms such as enlargement of the hands, feet, and facial features, joint pain, and other related symptoms1.
    • Carcinoid Syndrome: Octreotide is also used to reduce flushing episodes and watery diarrhea caused by cancerous tumors (carcinoid syndrome) or tumors called vasoactive intestinal peptide tumors (VIPomas)1.
    • Metastatic Carcinoid Tumors: It can help alleviate severe diarrhea and other symptoms associated with certain intestinal tumors (metastatic carcinoid tumors) or VIPomas2.
  • How It Works:

    • Octreotide is a man-made protein that mimics a hormone called somatostatin in the body.
    • It lowers substances like insulin, glucagon (involved in blood sugar regulation), growth hormone, and chemicals affecting digestion1.
  • Side Effects:

    • Common side effects include gallstones, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, and tiredness.
    • Serious side effects may include constipation, heart rhythm issues, gallbladder problems, high or low blood sugar, and thyroid-related symptoms1.

Remember to consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice and guidance regarding the use of octreotide. If you have any specific questions or need further information, feel free to ask! 😊

Octreotide for injection

  • Strengths

    30 mg

  • Container

    Glass Vial

  • Use

    Octreotide injection is used to treat severe diarrhea and other symptoms that occur with certain intestinal tumors (eg, vasoactive intestinal peptide tumors or VIPomas) or metastatic carcinoid tumors (tumors that has already spread in the body).

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