octreotide acetate

octreotide acetate

Sandostatin, Sandostatin LAR

Pharmacologic class: Somatostatin analog

Therapeutic class: Antidiarrheal

Pregnancy risk category B


Suppresses secretion of serotonin, serotonin metabolites, and gastrohepatic peptides, increasing fluid and electrolyte absorption from GI tract. Also suppresses growth hormone, insulin, and glucagon.


Depot injection: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg

Injection: 0.05 mg/ml, 0.1 mg/ml, and 0.5 mg/ml in 1-ml ampules; 0.2 mg/ml and 1 mg/ml in 5-ml vials

Indications and dosages

Diarrhea and flushing associated with carcinoid tumors

Adults: 100 to 600 mcg (Sandostatin) subcutaneously or I.V. daily in two to four divided doses for 2 weeks. Then, depending on response, 20 mg (LAR Depot) I.M. q 4 weeks for 2 months.

Diarrhea caused by vasoactive intestinal peptide tumors (VIPomas)

Adults: 200 to 300 mcg (Sandostatin) subcutaneously or I.V. daily in two to four divided doses for 2 weeks. Then, depending on response, 20 mg (LAR Depot) I.M. q 2 weeks for 2 months.


Adults: 50 to 100 mcg (Sandostatin) subcutaneously or I.V. two or three times daily. Then, depending on response, 20 mg (LAR Depot) I.M. q 4 weeks for 3 months. Then adjust based on growth hormone levels.

Dosage adjustment

• Renal impairment

Off-label uses

• Dumping syndrome (postprandial hypotension)
• GI and pancreatic fistulas
• Variceal bleeding


• Hypersensitivity to drug or its components


Use cautiously in:
• gallbladder disease, renal impairment, hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, fat malabsorption
• pregnant or breastfeeding patients
• children.


• When giving subcutaneously, rotate administration site with each injection.

Don't give LAR Depot I.V.
• Mix I.M. solution and inject deep into gluteal muscle over 3 minutes. Don't use deltoid.
• For I.V. administration, dilute in 50 to 200 ml of dextrose 5% in water or normal saline solution. Infuse over 15 to 30 minutes.
• Know that octreotide suppression test and octreotide scintigraphy may be done to determine if drug will aid carcinoid tumor treatment.
• Drug may be kept at room temperature for 2 weeks. Refrigerate ampules.

Adverse reactions

CNS: dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache, weakness

CV: edema, bradycardia, conduction abnormalities, arrhythmias

EENT: vision disturbances

GI: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, cholelithiasis, fat malabsorption

Skin: flushing

Metabolic: hypothyroidism, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia

Other: injection site pain


Drug-drug.Cyclosporine: reduced cyclosporine blood level

Insulin, oral hypoglycemics: altered requirements for these drugs

Orally administered drugs: altered absorption of these drugs

Drug-diagnostic tests.Glucose: increased or decreased level

Hepatic enzymes: slightly increased levels

Schilling's test: abnormal results

Thyroxine, vitamin B12: decreased levels

Drug-food.Fats: altered octreotide absorption

Patient monitoring

• Assess bowel sounds and stool frequency and consistency.
• Monitor vital signs and fluid intake and output. Stay alert for dehydration or edema.
• Evaluate diabetic patient for hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.
• Know that in women with active acromegaly, normalization of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 may restore fertility.

Patient teaching

• Tell patient being treated for carcinoid tumor to keep track of number of daily stools or flushing episodes.
• Instruct patient to weigh himself daily and report significant changes.
• Advise female with childbearing potential to use adequate contraception while taking drug.
• If patient will use drug at home, teach correct methods for injection, storage, and needle disposal.
• Caution patient to avoid driving and other hazardous activities until he knows how drug affects concentration, vision, and alertness.
• As appropriate, review all other significant and life-threatening adverse reactions and interactions, especially those related to the drugs, tests, and foods mentioned above.

octreotide acetate

Sandostatin Endocrinology A depot somatostatin analogue with high GH affinity, resulting in a ↓ serum GH and amelioration of Sx in most Pts with acromegaly Indications (1) Reduction of growth hormone and IGF-1–insulin growth factor in acromegaly; (2) suppression of severe diarrhea and flushing associated with malignant carcinoid syndrome; (3) treatment of profuse watery diarrhea associated with VIPoma–vasoactive intestinal peptide tumor–and diarrhea and flushing associated with certain types of tumors; used to control of chemotherapy-induced diarrhea and flushing in Pts with metastatic carcinoid tumors and VIPomas, and for treating acromegaly; now also in clinical trials as a potential treatment of severe chemotherapy-induced diarrhea in Pts with colorectal CA

octreotide acetate

A synthetic drug that mimics the action of somatostatin and is used in treating acromegaly, carcinoid tumors, vasoactive intestinal peptide tumors, pancreatitis, and gastrointestinal bleeding.
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