Last update May 31, 2022
Very Low Risk
We do not have alternatives for Octreotide Acetate since it is relatively safe.
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|Protein Binding||40 - 65||%|
|VD||0.2 - 0.4||l/Kg|
|Tmax||sc: 0.5 ; oral 1.7 -||hours|
|T½||0.2 - 2.7||hours|
|Relative Dose||1.7 - 3.5||%|
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It is an octapeptide analogue of somatostatin with similar properties but a longer duration of action. It is used in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors, acromegaly, after pancreatic surgery, and in bleeding from esophageal varices and diarrhea associated with HIV. Subcutaneous or intravenous administration.
It is excreted in breast milk (colostrum) in small amounts and no problems were seen in an infant whose mother was treated with octreotide during pregnancy. (Maffei 2010)
No problems were seen in two infants whose mothers were treated with somatostatin analogues or octreotide during pregnancy and 12 and 4 months of lactation, respectively (Babinska 2021, Colao 1997). Another infant was breastfed (duration unknown) by a mother on Octreotide 20 mg daily with no problems reported. (Assal 2016)
It is used in neonates and young infants. (Costa 2018)
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