Medical Information on Various Drugs

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Drug Name (Generic) Frequency of Administration Preconditions to alert your doctor about Potential Side Effects  Average cost without insurance
(depending on dosage) 
Sandostatin LAR (Octreotide)
  • 10mg
  • 20mg
  • 30mg
One injection every four weeks by medical professional
  • diabetes
  • gallbladder disease
  • heart disease
  • thyroid problems
  • pancreatitis
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • slow or irregular heartbeats
  • gallbladder (stomach pain)
  • pancreatitis (upper stomach or back pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, bloating, yellowing skin or eyes)
  • thyroid problems
  • low blood sugar (headache, confusion)
  • high blood sugar
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • mild gas or stomach pain
  • constipation
  • pain or irritation at injection site
$4525-$6497
Sandostatin
(Octreotide Acetate)
  • 0.05 mg/ml
  • 0.5 mg/ml
  • 1 mg/ml
  • 50 mcg/ml
  • 1000 mcg/ml
Three times daily self-injection See Sandostatin LAR See Sandostatin LAR
$106-$2028

Somatuline Depot Autogel
(Lanreotide)
  • 60mg
  • 90mg
  • 120mg
One injection every four weeks by medical professional or by self-injection
  • diabetes
  • gallbladder disease
  • heart disease or disorder
  • thyroid problems
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • allergic to latex or natural rubber
  • pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant

  • hives
  • difficulty breathing
  • swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • slow or uneven heartbeats
  • gallbladder problems (pain in upper right stomach area with nausea and vomiting)
  • thyroid problems (detected by blood tests)
  • pale skin, weakness, easy bruising or bleeding
  • low blood sugar (headache, confusion, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, nausea)
  • high blood sugar (increased thirst, loss of appetite, fruity breath odor, increased urination, drowsiness, dry skin)
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • mild stomach pain or gas
  • headache
  • weight loss
  • joint pain
  • pain, itching, or skin lump where injection was given.

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Somavert
(Pegvisomant)
  • 10mg
  • 15mg
  • 20mg
First injection with medical supervision. Then daily self-injection
  • have an allergy to any growth hormone products
  • allergic to latex
  • have diabetes
  • have liver problems
  • are taking narcotics such as codeine (Tylenol #3, others), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lorcet, others), oxycodone (Percocet, others), morphine (MS Contin, MSIR, OxyContin, others), fentanyl (Duragesic, others)

  • allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives)
  • liver problems (symptoms include yellowing of the skin or eyes, vomiting, abdominal pain, unusual fatigue, loss of appetite, itching, clay-colored stools, or dark urine)
  • discomfort at the injection site;
  • "flu-like" symptoms
  • nausea or diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • water retention
  • weight gain

$93-$187
Parlodel
(Bromocriptine)
  • 1 mg
  • 2.5 mg
  • 5 mg
  • 10 mg

Pills multiple times per day
  • have heart disease
  • have had a heart attack in the past
  • have any other serious illness
  • Pregnant or considering having a child

  • allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
  • taking bromocriptine to treat high prolactin levels caused by a tumor, notify your doctor if you experience persistent, watery, nasal discharge.
  • mild nausea, vomiting, or abdominal cramps;
  • diarrhea or constipation;
  • headache, dizziness (especially when rising from a sitting or lying position), or drowsiness;
  • dry mouth
  • nasal stuffiness

$110-$350

 

 

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