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
Mechanism of Action
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
Initial dose: 100 to 200 mcg subcutaneously 3 times a day.