Octreotide

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What Are The Uses Of Octreotide?

Octreotide, an octapeptide, is used in the treatment of following conditions:

  • To treat tumors such as acromegaly, pituitary tumors etc.
  • To treat hormone producing tumors
  • Neck and face reddening occurring suddenly due to above tumors.
  • Used in the management of gastro intestinal fistulae, severe diarrhea.

What Are The Side Effects Of Octreotide?

The most common side effects of Octreotide are:

  • Nausea/vomiting/dizziness, head ache.
  • Diarrhoea, Bloating
  • Skin reactions.

Sometimes severe (but rare) side effects are:

  • Cardiac conduction changes.
  • Gall stones.
  • Gastro intestinal reactions.
  • Hypothyroidism.
  • Slow heart rate.
  • Anaphylactic reactions.
  • Pancreatitis.

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

What Are The Contraindications Of Octreotide?

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyper sensitivity towards the drug octreotide or any other allergies.
  • Kidney disease, liver diseases.
  • Thyroid problems, diabetes.
  • Gall bladder problems.

What Are The Uses Of Octreotide?

Octreotide, an octapeptide, is used in the treatment of following conditions:

  • To treat tumors such as acromegaly, pituitary tumors etc.
  • To treat hormone producing tumors
  • Neck and face reddening occurring suddenly due to above tumors.
  • Used in the management of gastro intestinal fistulae, severe diarrhea.

What Are The Side Effects Of Octreotide?

The most common side effects of Octreotide are:

  • Nausea/vomiting/dizziness, head ache.
  • Diarrhoea, Bloating
  • Skin reactions.

Sometimes severe (but rare) side effects are:

  • Cardiac conduction changes.
  • Gall stones.
  • Gastro intestinal reactions.
  • Hypothyroidism.
  • Slow heart rate.
  • Anaphylactic reactions.
  • Pancreatitis.

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

What Are The Contraindications Of Octreotide?

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyper sensitivity towards the drug octreotide or any other allergies.
  • Kidney disease, liver diseases.
  • Thyroid problems, diabetes.
  • Gall bladder problems.