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What does somatostatin inhibiting hormone do ?

What does somatostatin inhibiting hormone do ?

Complicated answer: Somatostatin is an inhibiting hormone that is also known as growth hormone inhibiting hormone or somatotropin release inhibiting factor or hormone. It helps regulate the endocrine system in many ways and has an inhibitory effect on the release of other secondary hormones. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Sandostatin (Definition)

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Whats somatostatin ?

Complicated answer: Somatostatin is an inhibiting hormone that is also known as growth hormone inhibiting hormone or somatotropin release inhibiting factor or hormone. It helps regulate the endocrine system in many ways and has an inhibitory effect on the release of other secondary hormones. ...Read more

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Whats somatostatin ?

Complicated answer: Somatostatin is an inhibiting hormone that is also known as growth hormone inhibiting hormone or somatotropin release inhibiting factor or hormone. It helps regulate the endocrine system in many ways and has an inhibitory effect on the release of other secondary hormones. ...Read more

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What is sandostatin (octreotide) lar?

Sandostatin (octreotide) LAR: Is long-acting suspension used after the initial sandostatin (octreotide) injection was shown effective. ...Read more

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How does sandostatin (octreotide) react with medications?

Interactions: Octreotide is a complicated agent. Interactions are possible with various different drug classes. Can check online vs the drugs you take or check with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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How can sandostatin (octreotide) react with hypertensive medications?

No issues here: I do not believe there is any interaction between the tow.You should be able to take both safely. ...Read more

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How risky or unrisky is it to give sandostatin (octreotide) lar after only 1 subcutaneous 'test dose'?

Sandostatin (octreotide): It is best to work the dose up slowly to avoid some rather unpleasant symptoms/side effects. ...Read more

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What does somatostatin inhibiting hormone do?

What does somatostatin inhibiting hormone do?

Complicated answer: Somatostatin is an inhibiting hormone that is also known as growth hormone inhibiting hormone or somatotropin release inhibiting factor or hormone. It helps regulate the endocrine system in many ways and has an inhibitory effect on the release of other secondary hormones. ...Read more

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What does somatostatin inhibiting hormone do ?

Complicated answer: Somatostatin is an inhibiting hormone that is also known as growth hormone inhibiting hormone or somatotropin release inhibiting factor or hormone. It helps regulate the endocrine system in many ways and has an inhibitory effect on the release of other secondary hormones. ...Read more

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Pls describe an allergic reaction to a sandostatin (octreotide) shot...

Pls describe an allergic reaction to a sandostatin (octreotide) shot...

Sandostatin (octreotide) Effects.: Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue, changes in blood sugar, changes in heart rate, severe stomach pain. Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, hair loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lar on essentially the 1st day of sandostatin (octreotide) treatment?

Can you tell me about lar on essentially the 1st day of sandostatin (octreotide) treatment?

There's a lot to it: B"sd an endocrinologist is always interested in sandostatin a long acting brand orf octreotide: is an octapeptide that mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon, and insulin than the natural hormone". It has a number of other actions and classicaly a medical rx of acromegally. Certainly, glad to discuss in more detail. ...Read more

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How effective is sandostatin (octreotide) on carcinoid tumor?

How effective is sandostatin (octreotide) on carcinoid tumor?

Good for symptoms: Sandostatin (octreotide) is a medication that decreases the release of hormones from carcinoid tumors, thereby decreasing symptoms of carcinoid (flushing, diarrhea). It may have some effects in slowing the growth of such tumors, but its main use is to treat symptoms of Carcinoid. It is effective for this is over 80% of patients with Carcinoid. ...Read more

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Can Sandostatin (octreotide) LAR be used as treatment of elevated 5-HIAA in aggressive type of systemic mastocytosis? Thank you. (repeated question)

Possibly: Possibly for symtomatic management. However, malignant GI diseases can be mistaken for systemic mastocytosis. Whereas 5HIAA is elevated in carcinoid syndrome, it usually is normal in SM. Aggressive systemic mastocytosis usually requires chemotherapy or imatinib. ...Read more