User Reviews for Octreotide

Also known as: Sandostatin, Sandostatin LAR Depot

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Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Tumor 0 reviews 2 medications
   
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Carcinoid Tumor 3 reviews 2 medications
   
9.3
Diabetes, Type 1 2 reviews 64 medications
   
9.0
Diarrhea 2 reviews 73 medications
   
7.5
Small Bowel or Pancreatic Fistula 1 reviews 0 medications
   
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Summary of Octreotide reviews 9 reviews 7.3

Reviews for Octreotide

Review by SUNNY663:

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4.0

Sandostatin (octreotide) for Small Bowel or Pancreatic Fistula: SMALL BOWEL FISTULA. Had a hysterectomy and my bowel was cut. Developed fistula. Had 2nd surgery by general surgeon and was developed a fistula of the small bowel after 4 resections of the small bowel. Has been a high output fistula through the incision site, at the belly button level. Octreotide did slow down the fistula output from 1350ml/24 hour period to now just a trickle (a ml or so per day). On some days the output is zero. SIDE EFFECTS have been many...burning of the throat, much hair loss, whole body rash including my face and in my hair, nausea and dry heaves. I was first on 50mcg 3 times per day and that was increased to 100mcg three times per day. That's when the hair loss and rash started.

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September 11, 2014 10:23 PM

Review by akbraun (taken for 1 to 2 years):

For Pituitary Adenoma: I was on this once a month before surgery, I found that overall I felt better. Didn't have the withdrawal that you can get on some medicines when it's close to time for the next dosage, but felt better after. The needle is very scary, but you really don't notice it being different from other shots. Very expensive.

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March 6, 2014 10:15 AM

Review by brauny (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Sandostatin (octreotide) for Carcinoid Tumor: I agree with the other review. This product has been a life saver for me. It has completely taken away my other symptoms. The only drawback for me is fatigue, but honestly I can live with it considering everything else that I am dealing with prior to taking this medication.

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January 4, 2013 1:04 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Sandostatin (octreotide) for Diabetes, Type 1: Great medicine. No side effects.

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October 31, 2011 12:58 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Sandostatin LAR Depot (octreotide) for Diabetes, Type 1: Great medicine. NO side effects.

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October 31, 2011 12:54 PM

Review by Aadil:

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9.0

Sandostatin (octreotide) for Diarrhea: My mom is an OVCA patient undegoing chemotherapy with Docetaxes and Gemcitabine on a 3-week cycle and she had developed severe diarrhea accompanied by fever probably due to neutropenia and Loperamide/Imodium did not help her even after one week of taking it. The doctor suggested Sandostatin and after 2 doses of 100micrograms 8 hourly, the diarrhea stopped completely.

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December 30, 2010 4:33 PM

Review by lipsofscarlett:

For Carcinoid Tumor: I was started on Octreotide for 2 weeks, did not have carcinoid syndrome before taking the short acting octreotide but as I continued to give myself the injections the diarrhea began and got worse. No other complaints except of slight itching at injection site. The oncologist was having me take them to keep tumors from growing and metastasizing. She did, however, take me off of them because they were causing more problems than she thought it was worth for me.

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December 17, 2009 6:27 PM

Review by gthomp:

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10

Sandostatin (octreotide) for Carcinoid Tumor: This medicine has been a life saver for me, nothing else worked. In a couple of days I felt improvement - no uncontrollable diarrhea.

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August 10, 2009 6:04 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

Sandostatin (octreotide) for Diarrhea: I have found sandostatin very helpfull in treating Diarrhea due to Crohn's Disease and short Bowel Syndrome

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September 11, 2008 11:05 AM

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