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Brand name: Octreotide (DBL) TM

Active ingredients: octreotide

What it is used for

For 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. Octreotide treatment is also indicated in acromegalic patients unfit or unwilling to undergo surgery, or in the interim period until radiotherapy becomes fully effective. For 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). For reduction of the incidence of complications following pancreatic surgery.

How to take it

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Subcutaneous

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

Visual appearance

Clear colourless solution free of foreign matter

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

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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