Sandostatin

What is Sandostatin?

Octreotide (brand name Sandostatin, Novartis Pharmaceuticals) is an octapeptide that mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon, and insulin than the natural hormone. It was first synthesized in 1979 by the chemist Wilfried Bauer.

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Had surgery to remove several carcinoid tumors on my intestines and bowel.

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I had Whipple's Procedure in October 2015, my surgeon prescribed Sandostatin Injections to be administered every 28 days, under the care of my GP....

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sandostatin is given to prevent pancreatic fistula

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Actually many...

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Just discharged from hospital for esophageal varices..was banded, received sandostatin, 3 units of blood, and 2 of platelets. I am a hypertensive...

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I understand your concerns.As you are a diabetic and hypertensive and also as you are having the family history of these,you...

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I am a 62 year old woman, 120 lbs., 5' 5" tall. Almost a year ago I was diagnosed with Carcinoid Cancer at MD Anderson. I had a small bowel resection...

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I've had carcinoid caner for 5 yrs. Had a liver resection. I have octreotide scans yearly and oct. injections(20mg sandostatin) monthly. Recently I...

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Just discharged from hospital for esophageal varices..was banded, received sandostatin, 3 units of blood, and 2 of platelets. I am a hypertensive...

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