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U.S. Brand Names
Sandostatin LAR®; Sandostatin®
Canadian Brand Names
Octreotide Acetate Injection; Octreotide Acetate Omega; Sandostatin LAR®; Sandostatin®
Mexican Brand Names
Cryostatin; Nomactril; Proclose; Sandostatina
Antidiarrheal; Antidote; Somatostatin Analog
What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?
• This medicine does not mix well with many medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to octreotide or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
How does it work?
• Octreotide is a naturally-occurring hormone in the body.
• It decreases the amount of growth hormone produced by your body.
• It decreases insulin levels.
• It slows movement through the gastrointestinal tract allowing more water to be reabsorbed.
How is it best taken?
• Wash hands before and after use.
• Follow instructions closely if you or a family member are giving the shot at home.
• Throw away needles in needle/sharp disposal box and return box to healthcare provider when full.
• This medicine is given as a shot into the fatty part of the skin.
• Move site where you give the shot with each shot.
• Esophageal bleeding: This medicine is given into a vein constantly for a period of time.
• This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle once a month.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
If medicine is given at home:
• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.
• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.
If medicine is given by healthcare provider:
• Call healthcare provider for appointment.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Check blood sugar as directed by healthcare provider.
• Check blood work regularly. Talk with healthcare provider.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store unopened vials in a refrigerator or at room temperature. If stored at room temperature, throw away after 2 weeks.
• Protect from light.
• Use right after opening.
• This medicine will be given to you in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.
• The injection will be given to you in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2006-10-13 14:38:58.0
Modified: 2010-03-26 10:50:16.0
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