About UsContact UsFAQsView Our NewsletterHiringTrack OrderView Cart MY ACCOUNT Ph no: (609) 848-8890
Shop with Confidence
Yahoo Shopping 5 Star- Top service Site
Email this page to your friends
Subscribe to our Newsletter!

Translate This Page:

Mastercard Visa Discover JCB

Go Daddy $1.99 Domains
You are here: Home » eGM Resources » Health Information & Resources Portal|Home » RX Drug List (listed alphabetically) » Drug Reference (O's) » Octreotide


Octreotide is the acetate salt of a cyclic octapeptide. It is a long-acting octapeptide with pharmacologic properties
mimicking those of the natural hormone somatostatin. Octreotide is known chemically as L-Cysteinamide, D-phenylalanyl- L-cysteinyl-L-phenylalanyl-D-tryptophyl-L-lysyl-L-threonyl-N-[2-hydroxy-1-(hydroxymethyl) propyl]-, cyclic (2_7)-disulfide; [R-(R*,R*)].

Sandostatin LAR® Depot is available in a vial containing the sterile drug product, which when mixed with diluent,
becomes a suspension that is given as a monthly intragluteal injection. The octreotide is uniformly distributed within the microspheres which are made of a biodegradeable glucose star polymer, D,L-lactic and glycolic acids copolymer. Sterile mannitol is added to the microspheres to improve suspendability.

Sandostatin LAR® Depot is available as: sterile 5 mL vials in 3 strengths delivering 10 mg, 20 mg or 30 mg octreotide free peptide. Each vial of Sandostatin LAR® Depot delivers:

Name Of Ingredient 10 mg 20 mg 30 mg
Octreotide acetate 11.2 mg* 22.4 mg* 33.6 mg*
D, L- lactic and glycolic acids


188.8 mg 377.6 mg 566.4 mg
Mannitol 41.0 mg 81.9 mg 122.9 mg
*Equivalent to 10/ 20/ 30 mg octreotide base.
Each vial of diluent contains:
carboxymethylcellulose sodium 10.0 mg
mannitol 12.0 mg
water for injection 2.0 mL

The molecular weight of octreotide is 1019.3 (free peptide, C49H66N10O10S2)

Contact UsBrochure RequestShipping & ReturnsPrivacy PolicySite MapCompany InformationView Shopping Cart
eGeneralMedical.com™ and the contents of this site are Trademark and Copyright protected – All rights reserved 2000-2010.
Ordering Help
Shipping & Returns Help
Partner With Us
Our Policies
Contact the Webmaster with any questions regarding the content of this website.

eGeneralMedical.com - Health Care Supplies, Medical Equipment, Alternative Health,Stethoscopes, Blood Pressure Monitors, Scales/Body Fat Monitors, Diabetic Supplies, Air Purifiers, White Noise Machines, Vitamins, Massage/Spa., Medical PDA Software