Somatostatin

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What Are The Uses Of Somatostatin?

Somatostatin is a peptide hormone that regulates endocrine system and nerve transmission. It is also known as growth hormone-inhibiting hormone. It is used in the treatment of following conditions:

  • Acromegaly (disorder of pituitary gland)
  • Carcinoid tumors (slow-growing cancerous tumor)
  • Bleeding oesophageal varices (abnormal veins in the lower part of the esophagus)
  • Tumors secreting vasoactive intestinal peptide
  • Glucagonomas (a rare type of tumor in pancreas)
  • Various pituitary adenomas

What Are The Side Effects Of Somatostatin?

Some common side effects that may occur after taking somatostatin are:

  • Abdominal pain, increased glucose levels in blood
  • Diarrhoea, headache, flatulence
  • Constipation, gallstones
  • Injection site reactions such as pain/swelling/irritation

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

What Are The Contraindications Of Somatostatin?

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity towards the drug somatostatin or any other allergies.
  • Cancer, breathing problems, eye problems
  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding
  • Diabetic retinopathy

What Are The Uses Of Somatostatin?

Somatostatin is a peptide hormone that regulates endocrine system and nerve transmission. It is also known as growth hormone-inhibiting hormone. It is used in the treatment of following conditions:

  • Acromegaly (disorder of pituitary gland)
  • Carcinoid tumors (slow-growing cancerous tumor)
  • Bleeding oesophageal varices (abnormal veins in the lower part of the esophagus)
  • Tumors secreting vasoactive intestinal peptide
  • Glucagonomas (a rare type of tumor in pancreas)
  • Various pituitary adenomas

What Are The Side Effects Of Somatostatin?

Some common side effects that may occur after taking somatostatin are:

  • Abdominal pain, increased glucose levels in blood
  • Diarrhoea, headache, flatulence
  • Constipation, gallstones
  • Injection site reactions such as pain/swelling/irritation

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

What Are The Contraindications Of Somatostatin?

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity towards the drug somatostatin or any other allergies.
  • Cancer, breathing problems, eye problems
  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding
  • Diabetic retinopathy