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Somatostatin is used in the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices (dilated blood vessels in food pipe) and acromegaly

How it works

Somatostatin works by blocking the action of growth hormone. It also decreases bleeding from food pipe by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels.

Common side effects

Acute toxicity, Nausea, Rash, Stomach upset

Available Medicine

Content on this page was last updated on 15 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)