- Abdominal pain
- Acute pancreatitis.
- Gall stones
- Pin and irritation at injection site
- Altered glucose tolerance
- Hepatic dysfunction
Contraiindication: Hypersensitivity to the drug or it`s components.
- Diabetes mellitus
- Monitor thyroid function on prolonged therapy
- Perform ultrasonic examination of gall bladder before and periodically during the therapy
- Renal impairment
- The drug should be gradually withdrawn.
Interaction: May alter the absorption of dietary fats. Depressed Vitamin B12 levels and abnormal Schilling`s test have been observed. Cyclosporin : May reduce the efficacy of cyclosporins.
Servings: S.C.: Starts with 50 to 100mcg once or twice daily. Gradually increased to 200 to 500mcg three times daily depending up on the patient`s response. Acromegaly, short term treatment prior to pituitary surgery: 100 to 200mcg thrice daily I.V.: Carcinoid crisis: 50mcg diluted with saline and given as bolus.