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Sandostatin
(Prescription)

Norphar Prices: Drugs from Canada Priced in American Dollars.

Drug Name and Quantity Per Container

Generic Name

Norphar  Price

Sandostatin LAR  
10 mg/ 2ml x1
Octreotide Acetate for
injectable suspension
$1,233.34
Sandostatin LAR 
20 mg/ 2ml x1
Octreotide Acetate for
injectable suspension
$1,525.28
Sandostatin LAR 
30 mg /2ml x1
Octreotide Acetate for
injectable suspension
$1,905.12

 Sandostatin 1ml x 5
50 micrograms/ml 

Octreotide Acetate

 $49.75*

 Sandostatin 1ml x 5 
100 micrograms/ml
Octreotide Acetate

 $62.87*

 Sandostatin  1ml x 5
 500 micrograms/ml
Octreotide Acetate

 $229.93*

* You will receive greater savings on multiple packages (subtract the $15.38 dispensing fee and then multiply by the number of boxes ordered. Add the $15.38 back in at the end for a total.)
 

 

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Shipping
Our distributors ship Sandostatin LAR Depot to any requested location in the U.S., in temperature-controlled packaging.We have had success shipping Sandostatin from Canada with cool-packs to control temperature. 

Drug description

Sandostatin has similar effects to a natural hormone called somatostatin and is given by injection. Sandostatin suppresses growth hormone. It is used to treat flushing and diarrhea associated with certain tumors. Sandostatin is also used to treat chronic watery diarrhea associated with cryptosporidiosis, microsporidiosis and intestinal amoebiasis.

Side effects
Sandostatin may lower blood sugar levels. Your ability to absorb dietary fats may be reduced. Other side effects may include constipation, gas, hepatitis, jaundice, rectal spasms, GI bleeding, swollen stomach, heartburn, fluttering sensation and abnormal stools. You may experience hair loss, thinning of skin, skin flaking, bruising, bleeding, rash, backache, muscle pain, cramping, joint pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, anxiety, loss of appetite, depression, drowsiness, loss of balance, pounding in head, irritability, inability to sleep, loss of sex drive, forgetfulness, nervousness, shakiness, dry mouth, numbness, chills, fever, throat discomfort, and the sensation of eyes burning.

Dosage
The initial dose is 50 mcg, administered subcutaneously, once or twice daily. After that, the number of injections and dosage may be increased gradually based on tolerance and response.

How long it may take to work
Resolution of symptoms indicates that treatment is working.

Managing side effects
If you are taking Sandostatin, you should be monitored by your doctor for gallbladder disease. Surgical intervention has been necessary, although infrequent, in people who have developed severe abdominal pain while taking Sandostatin. Notify your doctor immediately if you have strong pains in your stomach area. This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. It is not known whether the drug is excreted in human milk, so caution should be used if taken when breast feeding. Multiple injections at the same site within short periods of time should be avoided. Blood sugar levels should be monitored by you and your doctor. If you are insulin-dependent, a reduction in insulin may be required. Periodic stool tests should be performed.

Note: This information is strictly for informational purposes and should not substitute for the opinion of a doctor.
Norphar offers Sandostatin priced in American dollars for people whose insurance covers prescription medication from Canada i.e. United Healthcare, or people in the U.S. that are uninsured or on Medicare that are underinsured for prescription medication. The prices and terms set forth on this page are subject to change without notice. Please consult a Norphar representative for specific prices and terms for each medication.


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