Peptide Therapeutics

Octreotide – Effects and Dosage

Background Octreotide is a long-acting drug with pharmacologic activities that mimic those of the natural hormone, somatostatin, which inhibits the secretion of growth hormone.8 Additionally, it is used for the treatment of acromegaly and symptoms arising from various tumors, including carcinoid tumors and vasoactive intestinal tumors (VIPomas).8 In the past, octreotide has been administered solely by injection. On June 26, …

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