Which medications in the drug class Growth hormone receptor antagonists are used in the treatment of Hyperpituitarism?

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
  • Author: Alicia Diaz-Thomas, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Growth hormone receptor antagonists

These agents block GH action and, thus, the production of IGF-I.

Pegvisomant (Somavert)

An analogue (recombinant) of human GH that functions as a GH receptor antagonist.


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