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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of octreotide acetate Inj.

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9 Total User Reviews

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1-4 of 4
Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
3/12/2012 2:42:18 AM

Reviewer: echos, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I take one lar shot at the hospital every 21 days and 1 to 3 shots daily at home. I did not sleep before do to side effects of sweating, flushing, stomach upset and eating was a No No if you were not going to be near a restroom for the next 4 to 6 hours. Now I am back to work full time, maintaining my weight, and able to get out and enjoy life. Thank god for health insurance. Not sure how other do ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
1/15/2011 10:19:35 AM

Reviewer: rachel, Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I receive monthly injections for carcinoid cancer of the small intestine which has metastisized to the liver. My diahrea, flushing, pain has decreases somewhat. I still have diahrea afer each meal but it is not as watery. Certain foods trigger my attacks, so I have to be real careful while eating. I am weak and sometimes confused, could be the drug.

Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
12/28/2010 8:39:54 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had severe nausea and diarreha after surgery that removed a neuroendrocrine tumor that caused me to lose over 20 lbs.I was so weak, I felt like I would be dead in a few months. Octreotide cured those symptoms and allowed me to regain the weight I'd lost and my strength. It has worked very well for me.

Condition: Carcinoid Syndrome
9/11/2010 11:09:22 AM

Reviewer: Olaff, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been using this drug for 9 years now and do 4 inj of 120mcg daily. It has kept me alive Side effects (for me) are mild headache. Steatorrhea is also one if too much fatty food is eaten. (a no-no with carcinoid!) I'm 67yo and also have >severe aortic stenosis. My doctor can't believe I'm still alive and move about easily. The DX was 12 yrs after the initial crisis of s ... Show Full Comment

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