くすりのしおり

Injection
Revised: 3/2015

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Sandostatin for s.c. injection 100 mcg [gastrointestinal obstruction]
 Active ingredient:
Octreotide acetate
 Dosage form:
Injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine improves such digestive symptoms as abdominal pain and vomiting due to intestinal obstruction by suppressing digestive juice secretion and promoting absorption of intestinal tract fluid.
It is usually used to improve gastrointentional symptoms associated with bowel obstruction in patients with cancer.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, inject subcutaneously for 24 hours continuously.
  • Whether to continue injection will be determined after each week on the basis of effects.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include pain at the site of injection, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort and diarrhea. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • decreased blood pressure, breathing difficulty, eruption [anaphylaxis]
  • shortness of breath, dizziness, disturbed consciousness [bradycardia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.