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octreotide

( awk-TREE-oh-tide )
Funding:
ODB - General Benefit
  • octreotide
Other Name(s): Sandostatin® (multiple brands available); Sandostatin® LAR™ (Novartis)
Appearance: Long-acting- LAR kit; Short-acting- colourless solution available in ampoules or in multi-dose vials

Patient Info Sheet

Feb 2012

What it is used for

• For controlling symptoms such as severe diarrhea or flushing. These symptoms may occur with certain cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.



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