Human Secretin

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    Brand Name:Human Secretin
    Generic:Human Secretin
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2004-04-09 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
ChiRhoClin, Inc
This drug is available in the following forms:
Injectables
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/021256s002lbl.pdf

About Human Secretin

Human secretin is a man-made hormone that is like the natural secretin made in your small intestine. Human secretin is used to

  • help your pancreas release secretions, including bicarbonate, to aid in the diagnosis of a pancreases problem called pancreatic exocrine dysfunction
  • help your stomach release a hormone called gastrin to aid in the diagnosis of a tumor in your (gastrinoma) in your pancreas or small intestine
  • help your pancreas release secretions to help show certain areas of your intestine during a special x-ray test called an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Precautions for Human Secretin

Human secretin may not work as well if you:

  • have had a an operation called a vagotomy to lower the amount of acid in your stomach
  • are taking certain medicines called anticholinergics
  • have inflammatory bowel disease

People who have alcoholic or other liver disease may have a stronger reaction than others may to Human secretin.

Side Effects of Human Secretin

Some common side effects with Human secretin include:

  • nausea
  • flushing (skin turns red and warm)
  • stomach area (abdominal) pain
  • vomiting

Who Should Not Take Human Secretin

Do not use Human secretin if you have acute pancreatitis.

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