Cirrhosis and Variceal Bleeding – Part 5
It is important to note that octreotide used in treating variceal bleeding has effects on other hormones such as insulin, vasoactive intestinal peptide, and growth hormone. Side effects of octreotide include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, stomach upset, gas, bloating, dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, fatigue, flushing, and dry mouth. Pain and irritation have been reported at the injection site.
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