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Sandostatin LAR Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is octreotide (Sandostatin LAR)?
- What are the possible side effects of octreotide (Sandostatin LAR)?
- What is the most important information I should know about octreotide (Sandostatin LAR)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using octreotide (Sandostatin LAR)?
- How should I use octreotide (Sandostatin LAR)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Sandostatin LAR)?
- What happens if I overdose (Sandostatin LAR)?
- What should I avoid while using octreotide (Sandostatin LAR)?
- What other drugs will affect octreotide (Sandostatin LAR)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Sandostatin LAR)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of octreotide.
What happens if I overdose (Sandostatin LAR)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe upper stomach pain, diarrhea, warmth or tingly feeling, muscle pain or weakness, slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, or slow breathing (breathing may stop).
What should I avoid while using octreotide (Sandostatin LAR)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect octreotide (Sandostatin LAR)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- bromocriptine (Cycloset, 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, such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Amturnide), atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nebivolol (Bystolic), quinidine (Quin-G), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan, Tarka), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with octreotide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start 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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