Which medications in the drug class Somatostatin analogues are used in the treatment of Pituitary Macroadenomas?

Updated: Mar 23, 2018
  • Author: James R Mulinda, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Somatostatin analogues

Somatostatin analogues are used to control symptoms resulting from excess hormone secretion.

Octreotide (Sandostatin)

Octreotide is a somatostatin analogue used to normalize growth hormone levels. It acts primarily on somatostatin receptor subtypes II and V. It inhibits growth hormone secretion and has multiple other endocrine and nonendocrine effects, including inhibition of glucagon, VIP, and GI peptides.


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