Octreotide Injectable Solution
This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- endocrine disorder
- enlarged veins
- hormone imbalance
- irritable bowel syndrome
This medicine is used by injecting it into the skin. Please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for the correct places on your body where this medicine can be injected.
Carefully follow the instructions for preparing this medicine before injection.
Read and make sure you understand the instructions for measuring dose and using syringe. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
If using the vial, do not remove the medicine from the vial until ready to use.
Check the medicine before each use. If the liquid medicine has any particles in it, appears discolored, or if the vial appears damaged, do not use it.
Keep medicine in refrigerator. Do not freeze. Protect from light.
Keep the medicine in its original container.
If needed, this medicine may be stored at room temperature for 14 days or less. Do not put it back in the refrigerator.
Do not store above 77 degrees F (25 degrees C).
Take the medicine out of the refrigerator about 30 to 60 minutes before use to warm to room temperature.
Return multi-dose vials to refrigerator after each use.
Injecting cold drug may be uncomfortable.
Discard unused medicine after 14 days at room temperature.
Never use any medicine that has expired.
Discard any unused medicine 14 days after first use.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
You or a family member can be trained to give this medicine at home.
Do not inject into skin that is red, swollen or itchy.
Change the location of the injection each time. Choose a location at least 1 inch from the last injection.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.
Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
This medicine may cause low blood sugar. Eat regular meals and exercise as instructed by your doctor. Tell your doctor if you have symptoms of low blood sugar such as nausea, sweating, cold skin, fast heartbeat, hunger, and irritability.
This medicine may affect your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor before changing the dose of your diabetes medicine.
Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
This medicine is associated with a rare, but serious problem of the liver. Speak to your doctor about the early signs of liver problems and the benefits and risks of using this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.
If possible, avoid using with marijuana or other medicines that can cause dizziness or drowsiness. These include allergy/cold products, muscle relaxers, sleep aids, and pain relievers.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
If you have had a heart attack or a stroke within the past 6 months, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
Used needles and syringes should be thrown away properly in a medical waste container. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need help.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- excess gas
- pain, redness, swelling near injection
- nausea and vomiting
- pain near injection site
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
- loose, oily stools
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- numbness or tingling in hands and feet
- fast, irregular, or slow heartbeat
- high blood sugar
- low blood sugar
- signs of liver damage (such as yellowing of eye or skin, dark urine, or unusual tiredness)
- unusual growth or lump on the neck
- shortness of breath
- difficulty adjusting to changes in temperature
- unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
- severe or persistent vomiting
- sudden or unexplained weight gain
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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