OCTREOTIDE

OCTREOTIDE

Brand Name & Strength

Sandostatin® 0.05 mg/ml or 0.1 mg/ml

Reconstitution

Not required

Further Dilution

IV infusion

Dilute up to 500 mcg in 50 ml of diluent Continuous

IV infusion

Dilute 600 mcg in 250 ml of diluent (rate: 25 mcg/hr); 1250 mcg in 250ml of diluents (rate: 50 mcg/hr)

Diluent

NS (preferred), D5

Administration & Infusion rate

SC Slow IV Administer over 3 min

IV infusion

Administer over 15 – 30 min Continuous

IV infusion

Administer at 25 – 50 mcg/hr

Storage & Stability

RT

(<25 oC)

Fridge

(2 – 8 oC)

After Reconstitution

- -

After dilution

24 hr -

Remarks

In emergencies such as carcinoid crisis, drug may be given by rapid IV bolus.