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MYCAPSSA (Octreotide)

mycapssalogoDosage

  • 40mg
  • 60mg
  • 80mg

Frequency of Administration

Twice daily, once in the morning and once again in the evening

Preconditions to alert your doctor about

  • Have liver cirrhosis or liver problems
  • Have kidney problems
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if MYCAPSSA will harm your unborn baby. MYCAPSSA may increase your chance of becoming pregnant. 
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if MYCAPSSA passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you take MYCAPSSA.

Potential Side Effects

  • Gallbladder problems (sudden pain in your upper right stomach (abdomen), sudden pain in your right shoulder or between your shoulder blades, yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, fever with chills, nausea)
  • Blood sugar problems (high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), or diabetes)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • Low vitamin B12 levels
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Heavy sweating

Average cost without insurance
(depending on dosage)

  • Starting at $2,733.68 or $91.12 per capsule  for 40mg dose
Sandostatin LAR (Octreotide)

logo sandoDosage

  • 10mg
  • 20mg
  • 30mg

Frequency of Administration

One injection every four weeks by medical professional

Preconditions to alert your doctor about

  • Diabetes
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease

Potential Side Effects

  • 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

Average cost without insurance
(depending on dosage)

  • $4,525 - $6,497
Sandostatin (Octreotide Acetate)

Dosage

  • 0.05 mg/ml
  • 0.5 mg/ml
  • 1 mg/ml
  • 50 mcg/ml
  • 1000 mcg/ml

Frequency of Administration

Three times daily self-injection

Preconditions to alert your doctor about

  • Diabetes
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease

Potential Side Effects

  • 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

Average cost without insurance
(depending on dosage)

  • $106 - $2,028
Somatuline Depot Autogel (Lanreotide)

Dosage

  • 60mg
  • 90mg
  • 120mg

Frequency of Administration

One injection every four weeks by medical professional or by self-injection

Preconditions to alert your doctor about

  • 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

Potential Side Effects

  • 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
  • Donstipation
  • Mild stomach pain or gas
  • Headache
  • Weight loss
  • Joint pain
  • Pain, itching, or skin lump at injection site

Average cost without insurance
(depending on dosage)

  • Public prices currently unavailable
Somavert (Pegvisomant)

Dosage

  • 10mg
  • 15mg
  • 20mg

Frequency of Administration

First injection with medical supervision. Then daily self-injection

Preconditions to alert your doctor about

  • 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)

Potential Side Effects

  • 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

Average cost without insurance
(depending on dosage)

  • $93 - $187
Parlodel (Bromocriptine)

Dosage

  • 1 mg
  • 2.5 mg
  • 5 mg
  • 10 mg

Frequency of Administration

Pills multiple times per day

Preconditions to alert your doctor about

  • Have heart disease
  • Have had a heart attack in the past
  • Have any other serious illness
  • Pregnant or considering having a child

Potential Side Effects

  • 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

Average cost without insurance
(depending on dosage)

  • $110 - $350

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