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Generic name: octreotide (delayed-release capsules)
Drug class: Somatostatin and somatostatin analogs

Medically reviewed by Judith Stewart, BPharm. Last updated on Jun 20, 2023.

What is Mycapssa?

Who should not take Mycapssa?

Do not take Mycapssa if you:

See the end of this page for a complete list of ingredients.

Before you take Mycapssa

Before you take Mycapssa, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Mycapssa may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Mycapssa works.

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take oral contraceptives. Use an alternative non-hormonal method of contraception or a back-up method while taking Mycapssa.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take Mycapssa?

Mycapssa side effects

The most common side effects include:

These are not all the possible side effects. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Mycapssa?

Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.

General information about the safe and effective use of Mycapssa.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information. Do not use this medicine for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give it to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in Mycapssa?

Active ingredient: octreotide acetate
Inactive ingredients: polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP-12), sodium caprylate, magnesium chloride, polysorbate 80, glyceryl monocaprylate, glyceryl tricaprylate, gelatin, gelatin capsules, and Acryl-EZE® (methacrylate).

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.