Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

Medicines used to treat cancer are very strong and can have many side effects. Before using this medicine, make sure you understand all the risks and benefits. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor during your treatment.

Your doctor will give you this medicine in a hospital or cancer treatment center. It is given through a needle placed into one of your veins.

You will receive medicines to prevent nausea and vomiting 30 minutes before receiving the amino acid solution. You will also receive the amino acid solution 30 minutes before, during, and for at least 3 hours after receiving this medicine.

Do not use long-acting somatostatin products for at least 4 weeks before receiving this medicine.

Do not use short-acting octreotide for at least 24 hours before receiving this medicine.