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The information in this section describes medicines, how they are given and some of their possible side effects.

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Octreotide injections

Octreotide is used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to treat persistently low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia) caused by the body producing too much insulin (hyperinsulinism). This information describes octreotide injections, how they are given and some of its side effects.