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SANDOSTATIN LAR has a well-established adverse event profile1,2

Adverse events are predictable and manageable1

During SANDOSTATIN LAR treatment, the most common adverse reactions reported include:1

Chart detailing the most common adverse reactions reported during SANDOSTATIN LAR treatment


Adverse drug reactions reported in clinical studies1

Adverse drug reactions Very common (≥1/10) Common (≥1/100) Uncommon (≥1/1,000, <1/100)
Gastrointestinal disorders Diarrhoea, abdominal pain,nausea, constipation, flatulence Dyspepsia, vomiting, abdominal bloating, steatorrhoea, loose stools, discolouration of faeces
Nervous system disorders Headache Dizziness
Endocrine disorders Hyperthyroidism, thyroid disorder
Hepatobiliary disorders Cholelithiasis Cholecystitis, biliary sludge, hyperbilirubinaemia
Metabolism and nutrition disorders Hyper glycaemia Hypoglycaemia, impaired glucosetolerance, anorexia Dehydration
General disorders and administration site conditions Injection site reactions Asthenia
Investigations Elevated transaminase levels
Skin subcutaneous tissue disorders Pruritus, rash, alopecia
Respiratory disorders Dyspnoea
Cardiac disorders Bradycardia Tachycardia

For more information, refer to the SANDOSTATIN® LAR® (octreotide acetate) Summary of Product Characteristics



  1. SANDOSTATIN® LAR®. Summary of Product Characteristics. December 2020.
  2. Rinke A, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2009;27:4656–4663.
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