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Understanding Acromegaly Medications (cont.)

Investigational Drugs

  • Lanreotide (Somatuline LA, Somatuline Autogel) is another somatostatinlike drug.
  • Ibopamine (Scandine) exerts effects similar to those of dopamine stimulators.

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National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease, Acromegaly

Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics REFERENCES:

"Diagnosis of acromegaly"

"Causes and clinical manifestations of acromegaly"

"Treatment of acromegaly"

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