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:
- gallbladder problems,
- slow heart rate (bradycardia),
- irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias),
- stomach pain,
- gas (flatulence),
- abnormal stools,
- stomach distention,
- low and high blood glucose,
- low thyroid levels,
- injection site pain, and
Other side effects that occurred in 1% to 4% of patients included:
- joint pain,
- urinary tract infection (UTI),
- cold symptoms,
- flu symptoms,
- injection site hematoma,
- blurred vision,
- fat malabsorption,
- hair loss,
- visual disturbance, and
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