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Please help! what is the chemo drug octreotide?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Octreotide

Octreotide mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon, and Insulin than the natural hormone.
Fda has approved octreotide acetate, as an injectable depot formulation for the treatment of growth hormone producing tumors, certain pituitary tumors, vipomas, and carcinoid syndrome.

In brief: Octreotide

Octreotide mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon, and Insulin than the natural hormone.
Fda has approved octreotide acetate, as an injectable depot formulation for the treatment of growth hormone producing tumors, certain pituitary tumors, vipomas, and carcinoid syndrome.
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
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