What is Sandostatin LAR Depot used for?
Indication Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate) for injectable suspension is indicated for long-term treatment of the severe diarrhea and flushing episodes associated with metastatic carcinoid tumors and long-term treatment of the profuse watery diarrhea associated with VIP-secreting tumors in patients in whom …
What is the drug Sandostatin used for?
Octreotide is used to treat severe watery diarrhea and sudden reddening of the face and neck caused by certain types of tumors (such as carcinoid tumors, vasoactive intestinal peptide tumors) that are found usually in the intestines and pancreas.
Can Sandostatin LAR be given at home?
Taking Sandostatin LAR Depot For eligible patients, injections may be given at your home or other location through the Mobile Administration Program (MAP).
How do you administer Sandostatin LAR Depot?
Sandostatin® LAR must be given only by deep intragluteal injection, NEVER intravenously. Insert the needle fully into the left or right gluteus at a 90º angle to the skin. Slowly pull back the plunger to check that no blood vessel has been penetrated (reposition if a blood vessel has been penetrated).
Is Sandostatin LAR a chemo drug?
by Drugs.com Sandostatin is not a chemotherapy drug, it is a man-made hormone that has similar effects to somatostatin, a hormone produced naturally in our bodies by our hypothalamus and some other tissues such as the pancreas and the gastrointestinal tract.
Does Sandostatin shrink tumors?
by Drugs.com In a study testing the long-acting Sandostatin LAR Depot on patients with acromegaly, the 94 patients being followed experienced an average reduction in tumor volume of 24.5% and 36.2% at 24 weeks and 48 weeks of treatment, respectively.
Where do you inject octreotide?
Octreotide comes as an immediate-release solution (liquid) for injection to be injected subcutaneously (under the skin) or intravenously (into a vein) Octreotide also comes as a long-acting injection to be injected into the muscles of the buttocks by a doctor or nurse.
How do you administer octreotide IM?
A nurse or other trained health professional may give you this medicine. It is given as a shot under your skin or muscle, or as a needle placed into one of your veins. This medicine may also be given at home to patients who do not need to be in a medical facility.
What does octreotide do for neuroendocrine tumors?
Octreotide is a synthetic version of somatostatin (a somatostatin analogue) and slows down the production of hormones. This helps to control the symptoms of carcinoid syndrome and slow down the growth of the cancer.