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Generic: octreotide
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It is used to reduce blood levels of growth hormone in patients with a condition called acromegaly
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

To help reduce irritation at the injection site, use a different site for each injection and make sure the solution is at room temperature before use.

This medicine may cause increases or decreases in blood sugar. Signs of high blood sugar include frequent urination, unusual thirst, flushed or dry skin, difficulty breathing, drowsiness, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting or dry mouth. Signs of low blood sugar include chills, cool, pale skin or cold sweats, drowsiness, extreme hunger, fast heartbeat, headache, nausea, nervousness or anxiety, shakiness, trembling, unsteadiness, tiredness, or weakness. Contact your doctor or health care professional right away if you experience any of these symptoms.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • changes in blood sugar
  • changes in heart rate
  • severe stomach pain

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea or constipation
  • gas or stomach pain
  • nausea, vomiting
  • pain, redness, swelling and irritation at site where injected

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Protect from light. Allow to come to room temperature naturally. Do not use artificial heat. If protected from light, the injection may be stored at room temperature between 20 and 30 degrees C (70 and 86 degrees F) for 14 days. After the initial use, throw away any unused portion of a multiple dose vial after 14 days. Throw away unused portions of the ampules after use.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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