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It is very important that your doctor check your progress closely while you are receiving this medicine to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. You must use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. Talk to your doctor about effective birth control.
This medicine may increase your risk of having gallstones, which may lead to swelling of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), bile ducts (cholangitis), or pancreas (pancreatitis). Check with your doctor right away if you have severe stomach pain with nausea and vomiting, indigestion, fever, chills, pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back, fast heartbeat, dark urine, bloating, or yellow eyes or skin.
This medicine may cause your blood sugar levels to rise or fall. This medicine may cover up signs of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), including a change in your pulse rate. If you notice a change in the results of your blood sugar test or urine sugar test, check with your doctor.
This medicine may increase your risk for heart and blood vessel problems, including hypertension and a slow heartbeat. This may cause chest pain or discomfort, headaches, dizziness, or blurred vision. You might need to measure your blood pressure at home. If you think your blood pressure is too high or if your heartbeat is too slow, call your doctor right away.
Check with your doctor right away if you have chest pain or discomfort, lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting, slow or irregular heartbeat, trouble breathing, or unusual tiredness. These may be symptoms of heart rhythm problems.
Make sure any doctor who treats you knows that you are receiving this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.
This medicine may improve fertility in women and may cause unwanted pregnancies. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.
You should not receive the long-acting form of octreotide injection for at least 4 weeks before receiving lutetium Lu 177 dotatate injection (Lutathera®).
Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.