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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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Increased and unregulated growth hormone (GH) production, usually caused by a GH-secreting pituitary tumor (somatotroph tumor), characterizes acromegaly.

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