octreotide (Sandostatin, Sandostatin LAR) (cont.)

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Other actions of octreotide include suppression of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) release, inhibition of gallbladder contractility, and the secretion of bile.

The FDA approved octreotide acetate in October 1988.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Octreotide acetate is a prescription medicine used to treat certain patients with acromegaly. Specially, octreotide acetate is used to treat acromegaly in patients who have responded inadequately to or tare not candidates for surgery, pituitary irradiation, or treatment with high dose bromocriptine mesylate (Cycloset) therapy.

Octreotide acetate is also used to treat severe diarrhea and flushing caused by some hormone-secreting cancers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects reported with octreotide include:

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