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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.

For More Information

Acromegaly.org

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease, Acromegaly

Medically reviewed by John A. Seibel, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Endocrinology & Metabolism


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/15/2014
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