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Sandostatin Lar Depot
Specialty Drug
OCTREOTIDE is used to reduce blood levels of growth hormone in patients with a condition called acromegaly. This medicine also reduces flushing and watery diarrhea caused by certain types of cancer. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of Sandostatin Lar Depot is around $5,534.03, 25% off the average retail price of $7,436.02. Compare somatostatin analogues.
Prescription Settings
30mg for injection
1 kit
Sandostatin Lar Depot(brand)
30mg for injection
1 kit

Sandostatin Lar Depot Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

To help reduce irritation at the injection site, use a different site for each injection and make sure the solution is at room temperature before use.

This medicine may cause increases or decreases in blood sugar. Signs of high blood sugar include frequent urination, unusual thirst, flushed or dry skin, difficulty breathing, drowsiness, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting or dry mouth. Signs of low blood sugar include chills, cool, pale skin or cold sweats, drowsiness, extreme hunger, fast heartbeat, headache, nausea, nervousness or anxiety, shakiness, trembling, unsteadiness, tiredness, or weakness. Contact your doctor or health care professional right away if you experience any of these symptoms.

This medicine may cause a decrease in vitamin B12. You should make sure that you get enough vitamin B12 while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.


Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain

blurred vision


depressed mood


dry mouth

dry skin and hair


fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat

feeling cold

flushed, dry skin

fruit-like breath odor

hair loss

hoarseness or husky voice

increased hunger

increased thirst

increased urination

muscle cramps and stiffness


severe stomach pain with nausea and vomiting


troubled breathing

unexplained weight loss

unusual tiredness or weakness


weight gain

Less common or rare

Abdominal or stomach bloating

anxious feeling

behavior change similar to drunkenness

changes in menstrual periods

cold sweats


convulsions (seizures)

cool, pale skin

decreased sexual ability in males

difficulty with concentrating



loss of appetite

muscle cramps and stiffness


restless sleep


slurred speech

swelling of the front part of the neck


troubled breathing (rapid and deep)


unusual thirst

Incidence not known

Black, tarry stools

bleeding gums

blood in the urine or stools


darkened urine



pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

pinpoint red spots on the skin

severe constipation

unusual bleeding or bruising

yellow eyes or skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Abdominal or stomach discomfort

decreased appetite


dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

fast, shallow breathing

feeling of warmth

general feeling of discomfort

light-colored stools

muscle pain or cramping

no blood pressure or pulse

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

shortness of breath


stopping of heart

unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

upper right abdominal or stomach pain


weight loss

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Pain, redness, stinging, swelling, tingling, or burning sensation at the injection site

passing of gas

Less common or rare


bladder pain

cloudy urine


difficult, burning, or painful urination

disturbed color perception

double vision

frequent urge to urinate

frequent urination usually with very small amounts of urine

general feeling of discomfort or illness

halos around lights

itching skin

joint pain

lack of appetite

loss of vision

lower back or side pain

muscle aches and pains

night blindness

overbright appearance of lights

runny nose


sore throat

stools that float, are foul smelling, and fatty in appearance

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

tunnel vision

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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