Which medications in the drug class Somatostatin analogs are used in the treatment of Hepatorenal Syndrome?

Updated: Oct 16, 2017
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Somatostatin analogs

Improvement in splanchnic circulation may improve renal hemodynamics.

Octreotide (Sandostatin)

Synthetic derivative of somatostatin. Potent physiological inhibitor of several gastrointestinal functions, one of which is a reduction in intestinal blood flow by splanchnic vasoconstriction.

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