Octreotide (octreotide): Reviews and patient testimonials

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Medication indications

Octreotide 100 micrograms/1ml Solution for Injection

Symptomatic control and reduction of growth hormone (GH) and IGF-1 plasma levels in patients with acromegaly who are inadequately controlled by surgery or radiotherapy. Octreotide is also indicated for acromegalic patients unfit or unwilling to undergo surgery, or in the interim period until radiotherapy becomes fully effective.

Relief of symptoms associated with functional gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumours, e.g. carcinoid tumours with features of the carcinoid syndrome.

Octreotide is not an anti-tumour therapy and is not curative in these patients.

Prevention of complications following pancreatic surgery.

Emergency management to stop bleeding and to protect from re-bleeding owing to gastro-oesophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis. Octreotide is to be used in association with specific treatment such as endoscopic sclerotherapy.

Treatment of TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas:

• When secretion has not normalised after surgery and/or radiotherapy;

• In patients in whom surgery is inappropriate;

• In irradiated patients, until radiotherapy is effective.

Octreotide 100microgram / ml solution for injection

Symptomatic control and reduction of growth hormone (GH) and IGF-1 plasma levels in patients with acromegaly who are inadequately controlled by surgery or radiotherapy. Octreotide is also indicated for acromegalic patients unfit or unwilling to undergo surgery, or in the interim period until radiotherapy becomes fully effective.

Relief of symptoms associated with functional gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumours,e.g. carcinoid tumours with features of carcinoid syndrome.

Octreotide is not an anti-tumour therapy and is not curative in these patients.

Prevention of complications following pancreatic surgery.

Emergency management to stop bleeding and to protect from re-bleeding owing to gastro-oesophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis. Octreotide is to be used in association with specific treatment such as endoscopic sclerotherapy.

Treatment of Thyroid Stimulating Hormones (TSH)-secreting pituitary adenomas:

- when secretion has not normalised after surgery and/or radiotherapy

- in patients in whom surgery is inappropriate

- in irradiated patients, until radiotherapy is effective.

Octreotide 200 micrograms/ml Solution for injection

Symptomatic control and reduction of growth hormone (GH) and IGF-1 plasma levels in patients with acromegaly who are inadequately controlled by surgery or radiotherapy. Octreotide is also indicated for acromegalic patients unfit or unwilling to undergo surgery, or in the interim period until radiotherapy becomes fully effective.

Relief of symptoms associated with functional gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumours, e.g. carcinoid tumours with features of the carcinoid syndrome.

Octreotide is not an anti-tumour therapy and is not curative in these patients.

Prevention of complications following pancreatic surgery.

Emergency management to stop bleeding and to protect from re-bleeding owing to gastro-oesophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis. Octreotide is to be used in association with specific treatment such as endoscopic sclerotherapy.

Treatment of TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas:

• When secretion has not normalised after surgery and/or radiotherapy;

• In patients in whom surgery is inappropriate;

• In irradiated patients, until radiotherapy is effective.

Octreotide 200micrograms / ml solution for injection

Symptomatic control and reduction of growth hormone (GH) and IGF-1 plasma levels in patients with acromegaly who are inadequately controlled by surgery or radiotherapy. Octreotide is also indicated for acromegalic patients unfit or unwilling to undergo surgery, or in the interim period until radiotherapy becomes fully effective.

Relief of symptoms associated with functional gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumours,e.g. carcinoid tumours with features of carcinoid syndrome.

Octreotide is not an anti-tumour therapy and is not curative in these patients.

Prevention of complications following pancreatic surgery.

Emergency management to stop bleeding and to protect from re-bleeding owing to gastro-oesophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis. Octreotide is to be used in association with specific treatment such as endoscopic sclerotherapy.

Treatment of Thyroid Stimulating Hormones (TSH)-secreting pituitary adenomas:

- when secretion has not normalised after surgery and/or radiotherapy

- in patients in whom surgery is inappropriate

- in irradiated patients, until radiotherapy is effective.

Octreotide 50 micrograms/1 ml Solution for Injection

Symptomatic control and reduction of growth hormone (GH) and IGF-1 plasma levels in patients with acromegaly who are inadequately controlled by surgery or radiotherapy. Octreotide is also indicated for acromegalic patients unfit or unwilling to undergo surgery, or in the interim period until radiotherapy becomes fully effective.

Relief of symptoms associated with functional gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumours, e.g. carcinoid tumours with features of the carcinoid syndrome.

Octreotide is not an anti-tumour therapy and is not curative in these patients.

Prevention of complications following pancreatic surgery.

Emergency management to stop bleeding and to protect from re-bleeding owing to gastro-oesophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis. Octreotide is to be used in association with specific treatment such as endoscopic sclerotherapy.

Treatment of TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas:

• When secretion has not normalised after surgery and/or radiotherapy;

• In patients in whom surgery is inappropriate;

• In irradiated patients, until radiotherapy is effective.

Octreotide 500 micrograms/1 ml Solution for Injection

Symptomatic control and reduction of growth hormone (GH) and IGF-1 plasma levels in patients with acromegaly who are inadequately controlled by surgery or radiotherapy. Octreotide is also indicated for acromegalic patients unfit or unwilling to undergo surgery, or in the interim period until radiotherapy becomes fully effective.

Relief of symptoms associated with functional gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumours, e.g. carcinoid tumours with features of the carcinoid syndrome.

Octreotide is not an anti-tumour therapy and is not curative in these patients.

Prevention of complications following pancreatic surgery.

Emergency management to stop bleeding and to protect from re-bleeding owing to gastro-oesophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis. Octerotide is to be used in association with specific treatment such as endoscopic sclerotherapy.

Treatment of TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas:

• When secretion has not normalised after surgery and/or radiotherapy;

• In patients in whom surgery is inappropriate;

• In irradiated patients, until radiotherapy is effective.

Octreotide 500micrograms / ml solution for injection

Symptomatic control and reduction of growth hormone (GH) and IGF-1 plasma levels in patients with acromegaly who are inadequately controlled by surgery or radiotherapy. Octreotide is also indicated for acromegalic patients unfit or unwilling to undergo surgery, or in the interim period until radiotherapy becomes fully effective.

Relief of symptoms associated with functional gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumours,e.g. carcinoid tumours with features of carcinoid syndrome.

Octreotide is not an anti-tumour therapy and is not curative in these patients.

Prevention of complications following pancreatic surgery.

Emergency management to stop bleeding and to protect from re-bleeding owing to gastro-oesophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis. Octreotide is to be used in association with specific treatment such as endoscopic sclerotherapy.

Treatment of Thyroid Stimulating Hormones (TSH)-secreting pituitary adenomas:

- when secretion has not normalised after surgery and/or radiotherapy

- in patients in whom surgery is inappropriate

- in irradiated patients, until radiotherapy is effective.

Octreotide 50micrograms / ml solution for injection

Symptomatic control and reduction of growth hormone (GH) and IGF-1 plasma levels in patients with acromegaly who are inadequately controlled by surgery or radiotherapy. Octreotide is also indicated for acromegalic patients unfit or unwilling to undergo surgery, or in the interim period until radiotherapy becomes fully effective.

Relief of symptoms associated with functional gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumours,e.g. carcinoid tumours with features of carcinoid syndrome.

Octreotide is not an anti-tumour therapy and is not curative in these patients.

Prevention of complications following pancreatic surgery.

Emergency management to stop bleeding and to protect from re-bleeding owing to gastro-oesophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis. Octreotide is to be used in association with specific treatment such as endoscopic sclerotherapy.

Treatment of Thyroid Stimulating Hormones (TSH)-secreting pituitary adenomas:

- when secretion has not normalised after surgery and/or radiotherapy

- in patients in whom surgery is inappropriate

- in irradiated patients, until radiotherapy is effective.


Route of administration: Injectable
Molecule: octreotide

Patients' opinions on Octreotide

In brief

General satisfaction level: 7.00/10 Learn more

Treatment's effectiveness: 6.00/10 Learn more

Ease of use: 8.00/10 Learn more

Adherence to prescription: 8.00/10 Learn more

Detected side effects: 8.00/10 Learn more

Improvement in the quality of life: 6.00/10 Learn more

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Tips and advice of the community


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Gentyc
on 25/02/2019

Only day two but definitely an improvement hoping for greater feeling more positive.

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lacemaker
on 10/07/2018

This has helped to slow down my output from my Stoma from 3700mls to approximately 1500mls daily

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Conditions related to this medication

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Acromegaly

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