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What are the side effects of octreotide injections?

Octreotide injections may cause:

  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • gas
  • smelly stools
  • stomach pain
  • heartburn
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • tiredness
  • increased blood sugar
  • joint pain
  • back pain
  • chest pain
  • slow heartbeat
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • itchy skin
  • pain at the injection site

Contact your doctor if these side effects become severe or do not diminish over time. Some side effects are serious and you should contact a doctor right away if you experience the following:

  • pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • yellow skin or yellow eyes
  • changes in heartbeat
  • sluggishness
  • brittle hair or fingernails
  • puffy face
  • hoarse voice
  • depression
  • heavy menstruation
  • swelling of the neck
  • tightness in the throat
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • a rash

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