octreotide acetate

octreotide acetate

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octreotide acetate Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What dosages is octreotide acetate available in?

What dosages is octreotide acetate available in?

octreotide acetate is available as 10 mg per 6 mL, 20 mg per 6 mL, or 30 mg per 6 mL single-dose vials.

What is octreotide acetate used for?

What is octreotide acetate used for?

octreotide acetate is a somatostatin analog and is used for the following: People who are currently taking and have responded well to short-acting octreotide (Sandostatin) can take octreotide acetate (octreotide) for:

  • Acromegaly
  • Diarrhea and flushing linked to carcinoid tumors
  • Diarrhea linked to vasoactive intestinal peptide tumors (VIPomas)
How does octreotide acetate work?

How does octreotide acetate work?

octreotide acetate is a somatostatin analog. This means it acts like somatostatin, a hormone made by your body that blocks the release of many other hormones. It treats acromegaly, a condition where your body makes too much growth hormone (GH), by blocking your body from releasing too much GH. It also treats flushing and diarrhea caused by carcinoid tumors and diarrhea linked to VIPomas by blocking or lowering certain activities in your stomach, such as blood flow and gut movement.

How do I take octreotide acetate?

How do I take octreotide acetate?

You can only use octreotide acetate if you’re currently using and have responded well to the appropriate dose of the short-acting octreotide (Sandostatin) for your condition, for at least 2 weeks.

  • octreotide acetate is given as an injection into the muscle (intramuscular or IM) of the buttocks by a healthcare provider
  • Acromegaly: The typical starting dose is 20 mg IM monthly for 3 months. After this, your provider will adjust your monthly dose based on your growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels, as well as your symptoms. The typical maintenance dose ranges from 10 mg to 40 mg monthly.
  • Carcinoid tumors and VIPomas: The typical starting dose is 20 mg IM monthly for 2 months. After this, your provider will adjust your monthly dose based on your symptoms. The typical maintenance dose ranges from 10 mg to 30 mg monthly

Your dose might differ if you have kidney or liver problems.

Is it safe for me to take octreotide acetate?

Is it safe for me to take octreotide acetate?

octreotide acetate is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

octreotide acetate Common Side Effects

octreotide acetate Common Side Effects

Common side effects of octreotide acetate:

  • Diarrhea
  • Gallstones
  • Stomach pain
  • Passing gas
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Back pain
  • Dizziness
octreotide acetate Serious Side Effects

octreotide acetate Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with octreotide acetate. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Dangerously low blood sugar: feeling faint, shaking, sweating, dizziness, fast heartbeat, nervousness, anxious, confused, irritable, feeling very hungry
  • Dangerously high blood sugar: frequently thirsty, needing to urinate often, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, having fruity breath, having dry mouth
  • Heart rhythm problems: Chest pounding, fluttering in the chest, difficulty breathing, chest pain, feeling faint or lightheaded
  • Swelling of the gallbladder or pancreas: sudden pain in upper right portion of your stomach area, back pain between your shoulder blades, nausea, vomiting, fever, swelling in the belly, fast heartbeat, difficulty breathing
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on octreotide acetate

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on octreotide acetate

The following medications may interact with octreotide acetate:

  • The following drugs require monitoring and possible dose adjustment when used with octreotide acetate: cyclosporine, insulin, oral hypoglycemic agents, beta-blockers, and bromocriptine.
  • Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate Injection: Discontinue SANDOSTATIN LAR
  • DEPOT at least 4 weeks prior to each lutetium Lu 177 dotatate dose
Who makes octreotide acetate?

Who makes octreotide acetate?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is octreotide acetate safe in pregnancy?

Is octreotide acetate safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if octreotide acetate can harm your unborn baby. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will use octreotide acetate. Treatment with octreotide acetate may result in unintended pregnancy.


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