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Brand name: Sandostatin LAR TM

Active ingredients: octreotide

What it is used for

Acromegaly: For the symptomatic control and reduction of growth hormone and IGF-1 plasma levels in patients with acromegaly, including those who are inadequately controlled by surgery, radiotherapy, or dopamine agonist treatment, but who are adequately controlled on subcutaneous treatment with Sandostatin. Sandostatin LAR is also indicated in acromegalic patients unfit or unwilling to undergo surgery, or in the interim period until radiotherapy becomes fully effective.,Gastro-entero-pancreatic tumours: For the relief of symptoms associated with the following functional tumours of the gastro-entero-pancreatic endocrine system: - Carcinoid tumours with features of the carcinoid syndrome; - Vasoactive intestinal peptide secreting tumours (VIPomas) in patients who are adequately controlled on subcutaneous treatment with Sandostatin. Sandostatin LAR is not curative in these patients.,Advanced neuroendocrine tumours of the midgut: Treatment of patients with progression of well-differentiated, advanced neuroendocrine tumours of the midgut or suspected midgut origin.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Diluent, not applicable

Clear, colourless to slightly brown solution injection kit 3 ml glass syringe, stainless steel safety needle and vial adapter in a rigid plastic tray.

How to take this medicine: Intramuscular

Part 2: Injection, modified release

White to white with yellowish tint powder in glass vial sealed with rubber stopper and aluminium fliptop seal.

How to take this medicine: Intramuscular

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Refrigerate
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient octreotide

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Reporting side effects

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