Following stabilization what IV medication should be started?

Correct answers:

  • Somatostatin
  • Octreotide
  • Sandostatin


The mechanism of action of octreotide is the suppression of LH response to GnRH, secretion of thyroid-stimulating hormone, and the subsequent decrease in splanchnic blood flow. Octreotide is given as an intravenous bolus of 20 to 50 mcg, followed by a continuous infusion at a rate of 25 to 50 mcg per hour.



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