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Sandostatin is taken for: Carcinoid* Carcinoid Syndrome Acromegaly


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Other names: Sandostatin LAR
Method of use: Injection
Prescribing mode: Rx
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Octreotide (brand name Sandostatin, Novartis) is an peptide that mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a m...
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Sandostatin for Carcinoid
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Does Sandostatin cause Hair Loss ?

Hair Loss is a known side effect of Sandostatin
#6 in Sandostatin discussions - 23 posts discuss Hair Loss with Sandostatin. Hair Loss is #6 concern in Sandostatin discussions.
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" ...I started on Sandostatin 20mg in 2009, and ...the exception of the hairloss. It took a while, ...on me. I already had some hairloss prior to starting Sandostatin, but taking the injections... "

" ...Hi Everyone. I've been on 30 mg of Sandostatin for about a year. I've experienced some uncomfortable symptoms such as diarrhea, stomach pain, bloating, and occainsional ...a lot of hair loss. I ... "

" Sandostatin side effects Has anyone experienced hair loss while on Sandostatin LAR? I was at 20 mg. for about a ...symptoms, and almost immediately, my hair loss significantly increased. I normally... "

" ...your mom receiving Sandostatin injections for symptom control? One of the side effects of octreotide treatment is hair loss. Another thing to ...different ways including hair loss. I'm living wi... "

" ...which can take 5 years to produce results / Sandostatin - my hair fell out and my levels continued to be elevated / and now somavert which seems to be doing the trick. So... "

" ...the beginning I had hair falling out..and yes it kind of ...members on here have had hair loss from having surgery..also drug yes ...they said they have know someone loosing hair from the bir... "

" ...after my 4th shot of Sandostatin, which I found really distressing, ...rather than stay on the Sandostatin shots. I agree with Jokey, ...If you mum has been on the Sandostatin shots, I... "

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" ...did the FOLFIRI, which is the one with Camptosar (Irinotican or something like, but they added Sandostatin after a bad bout ...Immodium and Lomotil. I have rather thin hair anyhow, so o... "

" Thinning hair over first three months. We ...moving back to Oxali. If you can control the diarrhea, I think it is ...better than folfox. Ask about sandostatin shots if you do experience... "

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" ...Oxaliplatin in FOLFOX, you'll be getting Irinotecan, CPT-11, Camptosar (all refer ...but are more likely to lose hair and there's a higher incidence, and adding in Sandostatin once a mo... "

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