Overview of Octreotide Injection:
OCTORNIS Injection contains Octreotide a potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon and insulin. It resembles natural somatostatin in physiological activities.
OCTRONIS Injection can be used in the following conditions:
- Diarrhea or flushing in patients with tumors such as carcinoid, pancreatic islet cell tumors, gastrinoma, pituitary adenoma and vasoactive intestinal peptide-secreting tumors (VIPomas).
- Sulfonylurea poisoning
100 mcg 3 times daily is the most commonly effective dosage, some patients require up to 500 mcg 3 times daily.
100 to 600 mcg/day in 2 to 4 divided doses during the first 2 wk of therapy.
200 to 300 mcg/day in 2 to 4 divided doses during the initial 2 wk of therapy (range 150 to 750 mcg/day) to control symptoms.