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Bleeding oesophageal varices. Bleeding from gastric/duodenal ulcers and haemorrhagic gastritis.Intestinal and pancreatic fistulae.Hypersecretory endocrine tumours of the intestinal tract.To reduce complications after pancreatic surgery.Adjuvant value in diabetic ketoacidosis.Use in acromegaly is limited.

How it works

A hormone that is widely distributed throughout the body, especially in the hypothalamus and pancreas, that acts as an important regulator of endocrine and nervous system function by inhibiting the secretion of several other hormones such as growth hormone, insulin, and gastrin.

Common side effects

Acute toxicity, Nausea, Rash, Stomach upset


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)