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Octreotide: Solution for injection (1000mcg)

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What is this Medicine?

OCTREOTIDE (ok TREE oh tide) is used to reduce blood levels of growth hormone in patients with a condition called acromegaly. This medicine also reduces flushing and watery diarrhea caused by certain types of cancer.

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Octreotide Acetate 5000mcg/5ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 250210455
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Acromegaly, Carcinoid, VIPoma

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Variceal Bleeding, Short Bowel Syndrome, Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension, Upper GI Bleeding, Dumping Syndrome, Sulfonylurea Overdose, Hypothalamic Obesity, Esophageal Varices, Diarrhea, Thyrotropinoma, Hepatorenal Syndrome, Chylothorax, Chemotherapy-induced Diarrhea, Ileostomy-associated Diarrhea, AIDS-associated Enteropathy, Insulinoma, Hyperthyroidism, Secondary Hypoglycemia, Pancreatic Fistula, Enterocutaneous Fistula, Cluster Headache, Congenital Hyperinsulinemia

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store in carton until time of use
Discard within 14 days after first use
Store unopened containers in refrigerator (36 to 46 degrees F)
Discard product if it contains particulate matter, is cloudy, or discolored
Product is stable for up to 14 days at temperatures between 70 and 86 degrees F if protected from light
Octreotide Acetate 5000mcg/5ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Octreotide Acetate 5000mcg/5ml Solution for Injection

Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Cranial Nerve Palsies Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
<27.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Antibody Formation Incidence:
<25.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Paranoia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
<15.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<12.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
<25.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
<18.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cholangitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cholecystitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Shaking Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Nerve Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Kidney Stones Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<18.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bruise Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hair Loss Incidence:
1.0-13.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Urination Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
1.0-11.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Visual Impairment Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Blurred Vision Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
1.5-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Enlarged Thyroid Gland Incidence:
2.0-8.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Steatorrhea Incidence:
4.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stool Discoloration Incidence:
4.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Tenesmus Incidence:
4.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
4.4-6.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
5.0-61.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
5.0-20.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
5.0-61.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
5.0-61.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
6.0-30.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gallstones Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Injection Site Reaction Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
15.0-27.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
19.0-25.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Octreotide Acetate 5000mcg/5ml Solution for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Octreotide Acetate 5000mcg/5ml Solution for Injection(Octreotide Acetate)
Marijuana and Octreotide(Octreotide Acetate)
Octreotide can theoretically decrease the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may worsen if you take Octreotide. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
First Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Second Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Third Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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