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Generic Name
Trade Name
Sandostatin LAR Depot
Risk Category
  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Analogue of somatostatin for treatment of:
  • Acromegaly.
  • Carcinoid tumors.
  • Variceal bleeding.
  • To reduce insulin requirement in diabetics.
  • To reduce output of gastrointestinal and pancreatic fistulas.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic or toxic in animals.
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • Limited human data but no congenital defects have been reported in 1st trimester exposure.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • It is not known whether Octreotide is excreted into human milk.
  • Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Octreotide is administered to a nursing woman.
  • Other Trade Names
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