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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 to treat persistently low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia) caused by the body producing too much insulin (hyperinsulinism). This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes octreotide injections, how they are given and some of its side effects. Each person reacts different to medicines so your child will not necessarily suffer every side effect mentioned.