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What is Somatostatin?

Somatostatin Injection is used for Bleeding from esophageal varices, Bleeding from gastric, Complications after pancreatic surgery, Bacterial toxicity in lining of the stomach, Endocrine tumors of intestinal tract, Abnormal growth of the hands and other conditions. Somatostatin Injection may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Somatostatin Injection contains Somatostatin as an active ingredient.
Somatostatin Injection works by regulating the endocrine and nervous system function.
Ferring Pharma manufactures Somatostatin Injection.
Detailed information related to Somatostatin Injection's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Somatostatin Injection Uses

Somatostatin Injection is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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Somatostatin Injection Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Somatostatin Injection improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:

Somatostatin Injection - Composition and Active Ingredients

Somatostatin Injection is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Somatostatin Injection - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Somatostatin Injection. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
Learn more: Side-effects

Somatostatin Injection - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Somatostatin Injection, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

Somatostatin Injection - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Somatostatin Injection may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Somatostatin Injection may interact with the following drugs and products:
Learn more: Interactions

Somatostatin Injection - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Somatostatin Injection is a contraindication. In addition, Somatostatin Injection should not be used if you have the following conditions:
  • Breathing problems
  • Cancer
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Eye problems
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
Learn more: Contraindications

Where to Buy Somatostatin Injection

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Somatostatin Injection - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Somatostatin Injection safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
  • Is Somatostatin Injection safe while breastfeeding?
  • Can Somatostatin Injection be used for bleeding from esophageal varices and bleeding from gastric?
    Yes, bleeding from esophageal varices and bleeding from gastric are among the most common reported uses for Somatostatin Injection. Please do not use Somatostatin Injection for bleeding from esophageal varices and bleeding from gastric without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Somatostatin Injection.
  • Should I consume Somatostatin Injection empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Somatostatin Injection empty stomach. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Somatostatin Injection.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Somatostatin Injection medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Somatostatin Injection. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Somatostatin Injection

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 1, 2, 3, 4

Overdosage of Somatostatin Injection

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Somatostatin Injection, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 5, 6, 7

Storage of Somatostatin Injection

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Somatostatin Injection.
References: 8, 9, 10, 11

Expired Somatostatin Injection

  • Taking a single dose of expired Somatostatin Injection is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 12, 13

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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Somatostatin Injection - Packages and Strengths

Somatostatin Injection is available in the following packages and strengths
Somatostatin Injection - Packages: 1ML Injection, 1 Injection, 1 Amp, 2ML Injection
Somatostatin Injection - Strengths: 250MG, 3MG, 250MCG

Somatostatin Injection - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

Somatostatin Injection - Demographic Information


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  2. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
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  5. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
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  7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  9. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  10. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  11. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  12. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  13. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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