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Ga-68-Dotatoc patient assistance program
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What is Ga-68-Dotatoc?
Gallium Ga-68-Dotatoc, also known as Gallium-68 is a cyclic 8 amino acid peptide. It is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by UIHC – PET Imaging Center.
Gallium-68 is a radiotracer, indicated for use with positron emission tomography (PET scan) for localization of somatostatin receptor (SSTR) positive well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) in adult and pediatric patients. Ga 68 dotatoc binds to somatostatin receptors, with the highest affinity for subtype 2 receptors.
What doses of Ga-68-Dotatoc are available?
68Ga-Dotatoc is available in injection form, in the following doses: 18.5 MBq/mL to 148 MBq/mL (0.5 mCi/mL to 4 mCi/mL) of Ga 68 Dotatoc injection in a multiple-dose glass vial.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the supervision of a doctor with training in radiopharmaceutical nuclear medicine. For Ga 68 CT imaging, a whole-body acquisition from the skull vertex to mid-thigh is recommended.
Initiate imaging 55 to 90 minutes after drug administration. See the full prescribing information for administration, imaging, and radiation dosimetry information, and always speak with a healthcare professional about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.
Ga-68-Dotatoc active ingredients
The active ingredient for Ga-68-Dotatoc PET imaging is the radionuclide therapy consisting of the octreotide derivative edotreotide labeled with gallium 68.
68Ga-Dota-conjugated peptides have a high affinity for SST receptors. SST is present in neurons and endocrine cells, and it is found in the brain, peripheral neurons, endocrine pancreas, and gastrointestinal tract.
Neuroendocrine tumors contain a heterogeneous group of neoplasms that come from endocrine cells within glands or from endocrine islets in the thyroid, pancreas, or the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. Most NETs express SST receptors and can be targeted and visualized with radiolabelled SST analogs.
Ga-68-Dotatoc side effects
The most common side effects of Ga-68-Dotatoc in clinical trials include:
In rare instances, Ga-68-Dotatoc can cause more serious side effects. These can include:
- Radiation risk
- Risk for image misinterpretation. The uptake of Ga 68 dotatoc reflects somatostatin receptor density level in NETs but can also be seen in other tumors, or other pathologic conditions, such as thyroid disease, or might occur as a normal physiologic variant (eg, uncinate process of the pancreas)
Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Ga-68-Dotatoc against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Ga-68-Dotatoc to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Ga-68-Dotatoc drug interactions
Ga-68-Dotatoc can interact with other medications. These include:
- Somatostatin analogs
This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Ga-68-Dotatoc.
You should not use Ga-68-Dotatoc if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient octreotide labeled with gallium 68
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Ga-68-Dotatoc
Talk to your doctor before using Ga-68-Dotatoc if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Ga-68-Dotatoc
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
Ga-68-Dotatoc is the trademark brand name for octreotide derivative edotreotide labeled with gallium 68 manufactured by UIHC – PET Imaging Center. A generic version of octreotide derivative edotreotide labeled with gallium 68 is not available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Ga-68-Dotatoc savings through NiceRx.
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