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Sandostatin LAR Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Sandostatin LAR)?

Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of octreotide.

What happens if I overdose (Sandostatin LAR)?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

An overdose of octreotide is not expected to produce life-threatening side effects.

What should I avoid while using octreotide (Sandostatin LAR)?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using octreotide.

What other drugs will affect octreotide (Sandostatin LAR)?

Before using octreotide, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • bromocriptine (Parlodel);
  • cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune, Gengraf);
  • a diuretic (water pill);
  • diabetes medication such as insulin, glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase), tolbutamide (Orinase), metformin (Glucophage), pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), and others; or
  • medicine for heart disease or high blood pressure.

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with octreotide. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about octreotide.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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