- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 Precautions
- 5 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 6 Common Side-Effects
- 7 Serious Side-Effects
- 8 Rare Side-Effects
- 9 Disease Interactions
- 10 Technical Classification
- 11 Available Alternatives
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OverviewVARIOCT 50MG INJ is a Schedule H drug.
VARIOCT 50MG INJ is composed of: OCTREOTIDE (50.0 MG)
Octreotide is a man-made protein that is similar to a hormone in the body called somatostatin. Octreotide lowers many substances in the body such as insulin and glucagon (involved in regulating blood sugar), growth hormone, and chemicals that affect digestion.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.
UsageOCTREOTIDE is generally used to treat: Acromegaly, Diarrhoea
OCTREOTIDE can address symptoms like: Hands Swelling, Feet Swelling, Head Headache, Jaws Stiffness, Body Excessive Sweating, Fatigue (tiredness), Joint Pain, Eyes Change In Vision
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 18yrs
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk
- You should not use octreotide if you are allergic to it.
- Follow all directions on your prescription label.
- Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
- Do not use octreotide if it has changed colors or has particles in it.
- Use a different place each time you give an injection. Do not inject into the same place two times in a row.
- While using octreotide, you may need frequent medical tests.
- Each single-use ampule is for one use only. Throw away after one use, even if there is still some medicine left in it after injecting your dose.
- Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely.
- Caution is advised when using this drug in children.Inform your doctor if you are taking a medicine to control your blood pressure or if you are a patient with diabetes.
- If you are a woman of child bearing age, effective contraceptive method should be adopted during treatment with octreotide.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Symptoms of OverdosageOCTREOTIDE over-dosage can result in: Upper Abdomen Pain, Loose Motion, Weight Loss (unintentional), Slow Or Irregular Breathing, Abdomen Discomfort, Decreased Appetite, Body Discomfort, Shortness Of Breath, Drowsiness, Right Side Upper Abdomen Pain
Common Side-EffectsOCTREOTIDE : Diarrhoea, Constipation, Seizure, Night Terrors, Flatulence, Abdomen Upset Stomach, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness, Vomit, Head Headache, Dizziness, Increased Passing Gas, Dry Mouth, Fainting, Hair Loss, Increased Thirst, Frequent Urination, Slurred Speech, Fatigue (tiredness), Pale Skin, Loss Of Appetite, Restless Or Irritability, Confusion
Serious Side-EffectsOCTREOTIDE : Muscle Cramp, Eyes Blurred Vision, Depressed Mood, Irregular Heartbeat, Fruity Odor On Breath, Body Excessive Sweating, Difficulty Breathing, Weight Loss (unintentional), Arms Tingling, Legs Tingling
Rare Side-EffectsOCTREOTIDE : Night Blindness, Joint Pain, Itchy Skin, Diabetes Mellitus, Back Pain, Cloudy Urine With Strong Odor, Pain With Urination, Eyes Double Vision (without One Eye Covered), Frequent Urge To Urinate, Body Discomfort, Loss Of Appetite, Runny Nose, Throat Soreness, Difficulty Concentrating, Difficulty Sleeping, Foul Smelling Stools
Disease InteractionsOCTREOTIDE can interfere with: Acute Renal Failure, Heart Failure, Acute Liver Failure
Technical ClassificationOCTREOTIDE is categorized as: SOMATOSTATIN AND SOMATOSTATIN ANALOGS / HORMONES
What are the commonly available Substitutes?
|ACTIDE 100MCG INJ||INR 488.6 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 100.0 MCG|
|ACTIDE 50MCG INJ||INR 213.27 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 50.0 MCG|
|FEROTIDE 100MG INJ||INR 468 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 100.0 MG|
|FEROTIDE 50MG INJ||INR 220 for 1 INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 50.0 MG|
|NEOCTIDE 100MCG INJ||INR 245 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 100.0 MCG|
|NEOCTIDE 50MCG INJ||INR 125 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 50.0 MCG|
|OCTATE 100MCG INJ||INR 445 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 100.0 MCG|
|OCTATE 50 MCG INJ||INR 198 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 50.0 MCG|
|OCTOTIDE 100MG INJ||INR 450 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 100.0 MG|
|OCTOTIDE 50MG INJ||INR 250 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 50.0 MG|
|OCTRIDE 100MCG INJ||INR 550 for 1 INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 100.0 MCG|
|OCTRIDE 100MG INJ||INR 550 for 1 INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 100.0 MG|
|OCTRIDE 50MCG INJ||INR 305 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 50.0 MCG|
|OCTRIDE DEPOT 10MG INJ||INR 9995 for 1 INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 10.0 MG|
|OCTRIDE DEPOT 20MG INJ||INR 18523.8 for 1 INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 20.0 MG|
|OCTRIDE DEPOT 30MG INJ||INR 20761.9 for 1 INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 30.0 MG|
|OCTRIDE LACTIC ACID FORMULA 50 MCG INJ||INR 1.25 for 1 INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 50.0 MCG|
|OKERON 100MG INJ||INR 250 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 100.0 MG|
|OKERON 50MG INJ||INR 236 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 50.0 MG|
|OTIDE 100MCG INJ||INR 385 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 100.0 MCG|
|OTIDE 50MCG INJ||INR 195 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 50.0 MCG|
|SANDOSTATIN 0.05MG INJ||INR 452.37 for 1 INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 0.05 MG|
|SANDOSTATIN 0.1MG INJ||INR 567 for 1 INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 0.1 MG/ML|
|SANDOSTATIN LAR 10MG INJ||INR 51113.8 for 1 VIAL||OCTREOTIDE 10 MG|
|SANDOSTATIN LAR 20MG INJ||INR 65499 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 20.0 MG|
|SANDOSTATIN LAR 30MG INJ||INR 75447.5 for 1 VIAL||OCTREOTIDE 30 MG|
|VARIOCT 100MG INJ||INR 471.42 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 100.0 MG|
|VARIOCT 50MG INJ||INR 252.38 for 1 INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 50.0 MG|
|VARITIDE 100MCG INJ||INR 471.43 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 100.0 MCG|
|VARITIDE 50MCG INJ||INR 230.47 for 1 ML INJECTION||OCTREOTIDE 50.0 MCG|