Nausea, Rash, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Biliary sludge (solids precipitated from bile), Bradycardia, Gall bladder inflammation, Bile duct stone, Constipation, Decreased thyroid stimulating hormone, Diarrhoea, Discolouration of stool, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Fall in blood sugar level, Flatulence, Glucose intolerance, Hair loss, Headache, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Increased glucose level in blood, Indigestion, Injection site pain, Itching, Loss of appetite, Sticky stools, Vomiting, Weakness
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is octreotide a chemo drug?
Yes, octreotide is a chemo drug, used in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) endocrine tumors and pituitary tumors
Q. Is octreotide hormone/ protein?
No, octreotide is a peptide or a hormone analogue. It is a synthetic compound derived from somatostatin, a substance normally found in the human body
Q. Is octreotide safe?
Octreotide is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is octreotide a proton pump inhibitor/ vasopressor?
No, octreotide is neither a proton pump inhibitor nor a vasopressor
Q. Does octreotide cause hyperglycemia?
Yes, hyperglycemia is a common side effect of octreotide treatment
Q. Does octreotide cause hair loss and weight gain?
Yes, hair loss is a common side effect of octreotide treatment. Octreotide may cause weight gain
Q. Does octreotide make you tired?
Yes, octreotide may make you feel tired.