Which medications in the drug class Growth hormone receptor antagonists 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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Growth hormone receptor antagonists

Growth hormone receptor antagonists are used for the treatment of acromegaly.

Pegvisomant (Somavert)

Pegvisomant is a genetically engineered growth hormone receptor antagonist used to treat acromegaly. It is useful in patients not responding to somatostatin analogues. Pegvisomant may be used concurrently with somatostatin analogues after surgery and radiation therapy.


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