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Octreotide Injection

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We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
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What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Your doctor may prescribe Sandostatin to treat various medical conditions, including acromegaly and chemotherapy-induced diarrhea. It is a somatostatin analog, meaning it imitates the effects of somatostatin, a naturally occurring hormone in the body.

Sandostatin lowers the amount of serotonin released in the body, which regulates the release of various growth hormones. Some of the affected hormones include insulin, gastrin, and glucagon. It controls symptoms associated with these conditions and may also slow down tumor growth.


Your doctor will give you directions on how to administer this medication. The directions will depend on what condition is being treated. Do not adjust the medication without consulting your healthcare provider.


The active ingredient in Sandostatin is octreotide. 


The most common drug-drug interactions for Sandostatin include:

  • Androgens
  • Antidiabetic Agents
  • Bradycardia-Causing Agents
  • Bromocriptine
  • Ceritinib
  • Citalopram
  • Codeine
  • Cyclosporine (Systemic)
  • Digoxin
  • Escitalopram
  • Fexinidazole
  • Fingolimod
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Herbal Products with Glucose Lowering Effects
  • Hormonal Contraceptives
  • Hypoglycemia-Associated Agents
  • Ivabradine
  • Lacosamide
  • Lisinopril
  • Macimorelin
  • Maitake
  • Midodrine
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
  • Opioid Agonists
  • Paroxetine
  • Ponesimod
  • Prothionamide
  • Quinolones
  • Salicylates
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
  • Sertraline
  • Siponimod
  • Telotristat Ethyl
  • Tofacitinib
  • Vilazodone
  • Vortioxetine


Octreotide may affect gallbladder function, so exercise caution if you have gallstones or a history of gallbladder disease.

If you have diabetes and are taking diabetes medication, let your doctor know before starting this drug. Always monitor your blood sugar while taking this drug.

Octreotide can cause low levels of thyroid hormone. Inform your doctor if you have a history of thyroid disease.

Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease, gastrointestinal disease, liver problems, kidney problems, or neuroendocrine tumors.

Side Effects

Common adverse reactions may include:

  • Abdominal distress
  • Abdominal pain
  • Alopecia
  • Diaphoresis
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Sinus bradycardia
  • Biliary tract disease
  • Biliary obstruction
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Gallbladder sludge
  • Nausea
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia
  • Antibody development
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthenia
  • Flu-like symptoms


Sandostatin [package insert]. East Hanover, NJ: Novartis; 2002.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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