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 LAR kit for i.m. injection 10 mg [gastrointestinal hormone-producing tumors, acromegaly, pituitary gigantism]
 Active ingredient:
Octreotide acetate
 Dosage form:
Injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses excessive excretion of hormones from tumors in the digestive tract/organs, such as pancreas, or in pituitary gland, and alleviates symptoms due to excretion of hormones from these tumors.
It is usually used to improve symptoms associated with gastrointestinal hormone-producing tumors, acromegaly and pituitary gigantism.

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))
  • This medicine is used after injecting the same ingredient subcutaneously and confirming that it is effective and safe.
    In general, inject intramuscularly in the buttocks once every 4 weeks (28 days).
  • In cases where this medicine is used for the first time to treat gastrointestinal hormone-producing tumors, the previous injection will be used along with this medicine for at least 2 weeks.
  • This medicine may be used for a long period of time depending on your response to treatment. For the specific number of injections, ask your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include cholelithiasis, injection site pain, injection site induration, diarrhea and alopecia. 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

  • Do not massage the injection site.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.