Description and Brand Names
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US Brand Name
- Sandostatin LAR Depot
Octreotide injection is used to treat severe diarrhea and other symptoms that occur with certain intestinal tumors or metastatic carcinoid tumors (tumors that has already spread in the body). It does not cure the tumor but it helps the patient feel more comfortable.
Octreotide injection is also used to treat a condition called acromegaly, which is caused by too much growth hormone in the body. Too much growth hormone produced in adults causes the hands, feet, and parts of the face to become large, thick, and bulky. Other problems such as arthritis also can develop. Octreotide works by reducing the amount of growth hormone that is produced by the body.
Octreotide may also be used for other medical conditions as determined by your doctor.
Octreotide is available only with your doctor's prescription
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Powder for Suspension
- Powder for Solution