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Octreotide acetate (Sandostatin, Sandostatin LAR) is a drug prescribed to treat certain people with acromegaly and to treat severe diarrhea and flushing caused by some hormone-secreting cancers. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings, precautions, dosing, storage, pregnancy, and breastfeeding safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this drug.

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