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How does octreotide work?

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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology

In brief: Cyclic octapeptide

Works by counter-acting growth hormone, glucagon, and insulin.
It mimics a natural hormone called somatostatin. Because of how it works, it is used for the management of acromegaly, carcinoid syndrome, and it can be used to treat diarrhea associated with certain tumors.

In brief: Cyclic octapeptide

Works by counter-acting growth hormone, glucagon, and insulin.
It mimics a natural hormone called somatostatin. Because of how it works, it is used for the management of acromegaly, carcinoid syndrome, and it can be used to treat diarrhea associated with certain tumors.
Dr. Charles Turck
Dr. Charles Turck
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Octreotide

It inhibits glucagon, growth hormone & insulin, hence it is used for acromegaly & carcinoid syndrome & to treat diarrhea in some intestinal tumors.
It is a depot injectable drug.

In brief: Octreotide

It inhibits glucagon, growth hormone & insulin, hence it is used for acromegaly & carcinoid syndrome & to treat diarrhea in some intestinal tumors.
It is a depot injectable drug.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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