SANDOSTATIN LAR Reviews

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 5  NET (pancreas) metastasis to liver Brief discomfort at injection site when administered. Insomnia. I get an injection every 28 days. It really helps with discomfort in liver area (Glisson's capsule), and keeps it at bay for up to 21 days. M 48 30 months
30 MG 1X M
1/31/2018
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 5  Carcinoid no noticeable side effects 30mg dose at Dr. every 28 days. 5HIAA levels brought back to normal range. M 66 8 months
2/28/2008
 2  short bowel syndrome gynemastitis ( swelling in breast). Insomnia , strange food cravings and no sex drive. Its not the side effects that makes me not satisfied with this drug however , its that I dont notice that it helps much. It is suppose to help lesson diarrhea... but even when I dont get it it seems about the same so I dont know that it is really useful in my situation. M 32 8 months
2/16/2007
  

SANDOSTATIN LAR  (OCTREOTIDE ACETATE):  Octreotide is used to treat severe watery diarrhea and sudden reddening of the face and neck caused by certain types of tumors (e.g., carcinoid tumors, vasoactive intestinal peptide tumors) that are found usually in the intestines and pancreas. The symptoms occur when these tumors make too much of certain natural substances (hormones). This medication works by blocking the production of these hormones. By decreasing watery diarrhea, octreotide helps to reduce the loss of body fluids and minerals. Octreotide is also used to treat a certain condition (acromegaly) that occurs when the body makes too much of a certain natural substance called growth hormone. Treating acromegaly helps reduce the risk of serious problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Octreotide works by decreasing the amount of growth hormone to normal levels. This drug is not a cure for these conditions. This medication is usually used with other treatment (e.g., surgery, radiation, other drugs).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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