Sandostatin 0.05mg Injection Description:
Sandostatin 0.05mg Injection is a similar to somatostatin, a substance normally found in the human body which inhibits the effects of certain hormones such as growth hormone. It also lowers the bleeding from the food pipe by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels.
Sandostatin 0.05mg Injection is used in the treatment of acromegaly, carcinoid tumours and bleeding esophageal varices. It is also used to prevent complications following surgery of the pancreas.
Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Constipation, Flatulence, Headache, Increased glucose level in blood, Gallstones, Injection site reaction.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Is Sandostatin a chemo drug?
Yes, Sandostatin is a chemo drug, used in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumors and pituitary tumors
Is Sandostatin hormone/ protein?
No, Sandostatin is a peptide or a hormone analogue. It is a synthetic compound derived from somatostatin, a substance normally found in the human body
Is Sandostatin safe?
Sandostatin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Is Sandostatin a proton pump inhibitor/ vasopressor?
No, Sandostatin is neither a proton pump inhibitor nor a vasopressor
Does Sandostatin cause hyperglycemia?
Yes, hyperglycemia is a common side effect of Sandostatin treatment
Does Sandostatin cause hair loss and weight gain?
Yes, hair loss is a common side effect of Sandostatin treatment. Sandostatin may cause weight gain
Does Sandostatin make you tired?
Yes, Sandostatin may make you feel tired.