Select therapeutic use:

Cytoprotective and supportive care agents:

Indications for SANDOSTATIN:

Severe diarrhea and flushing due to metastatic carcinoid tumors. Profuse watery diarrhea due to vasoactive intestinal peptide-secreting tumors (VIPomas).

Adult Dosage:

Give by IV infusion over 15–30 minutes, IV push over 3 minutes, or deep SC (intrafat) inj. Carcinoid tumors: 100–600mcg/day in 2–4 divided doses for first 2 weeks; usual maintenance: 450mcg/day; max 1500mcg/day. VIPomas: Initially 200–300mcg/day in 2–4 divided doses for first 2 weeks; max 750mcg/day.

Children Dosage:

Not recommended.

SANDOSTATIN Warnings/Precautions:

Diabetes. Hypothyroidism. Cardiovascular disease. Renal or hepatic impairment. Carcinoid tumors: monitor 5-HIAA, plasma serotonin, plasma Substance P. VIPomas: perform baseline and periodic total and/or free T4 measurements with chronic therapy. Monitor thyroid function, gallbladder, glucose, vitamin B12. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

SANDOSTATIN Classification:

Somatostatin analogue.

SANDOSTATIN Interactions:

Potentiates bromocriptine, CYP450 substrates (eg, quinidine, terfenadine), bradycardia-inducing drugs (eg, β-blockers, calcium channel blockers). Antagonizes cyclosporine. Not compatible with TPN solutions. May need to adjust antidiabetic agents. May affect agents used to control fluid and electrolyte balance. May interfere with efficacy of lutetium Lu 177 dotatate inj; discontinue octreotide at least 4 weeks prior to each lutetium Lu dose.

Adverse Reactions:

Gallbladder abnormalities (eg, gallstones, biliary sludge), GI upset, bradycardia, conduction abnormalities, arrhythmias, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, headache, dizziness, pancreatitis, back pain, inj site pain.

How Supplied:

Ampules 50mcg/mL, 100mcg/mL, 500mcg/mL (1mL)—10; LAR kit—1 (6mL vial w. supplies)

Pricing for SANDOSTATIN

5ml of 200mcg/ml vial (Qty: 18)
Appx. price $522
GoodRx

Pituitary disorders:

Indications for SANDOSTATIN:

Acromegaly unresponsive to or that cannot be treated with surgical resection, pituitary irradiation, and bromocriptine mesylate at maximally tolerated doses.

Adult Dosage:

Give by IV infusion over 15–30 minutes, IV push over 3 minutes, or deep SC (intrafat) inj. Initially 50mcg 3 times daily. Usual maintenance: 100micrograms 3 times daily; max 500mcg 3 times daily. Reevaluate every 6 months. Pituitary irradiation recipients: withdraw therapy for 4 weeks once yearly to assess disease activity; resume if GH or IGF-1 levels increase or signs/symptoms recur.

Children Dosage:

Not recommended.

SANDOSTATIN Warnings/Precautions:

Diabetes. Hypothyroidism. Cardiovascular disease. Renal or hepatic impairment. Monitor growth hormone, IGF-1 levels, thyroid function, gallbladder, glucose, vitamin B12. Discontinue and treat if cholelithiasis complications are suspected. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

SANDOSTATIN Classification:

Somatostatin analogue.

SANDOSTATIN Interactions:

Potentiates bromocriptine, CYP450 substrates (eg, quinidine, terfenadine), bradycardia-inducing drugs (eg, β-blockers, calcium channel blockers). Antagonizes cyclosporine. Not compatible with TPN solutions. May need to adjust antidiabetic agents. May affect agents used to control fluid and electrolyte balance. May interfere with efficacy of lutetium Lu 177 dotatate inj; discontinue octreotide at least 4 weeks prior to each lutetium Lu dose.

Adverse Reactions:

Gallbladder abnormalities (eg, gallstones, biliary sludge), GI upset, bradycardia, conduction abnormalities, arrhythmias, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, headache, dizziness, pancreatitis, back pain, inj site pain.

How Supplied:

Ampules 50mcg/mL, 100mcg/mL, 500mcg/mL (1mL)—10; LAR kit—1 (6mL vial w. supplies)

Pricing for SANDOSTATIN

5ml of 200mcg/ml vial (Qty: 18)
Appx. price $522
GoodRx