You, Dr. Warner, and Dr. Woltering prescribe different dosages of Sandostatin - what the pros and cons of each approach?
Dr. Woltering stands somewhat alone in his use of huge doses of Sandostatin. Based on his research observations he feels that very large doses inhibit carcinoid tumor cell growth whereas conventional doses inhibit hormone production, release and effect on target cells thereby relieving or preventing symptoms of the carcinoid syndrome. Except in a few cases of people who are intolerant of Sandostatin, the high doses usually cause no more side effects than do conventional doses. The expense is an important factor which can be the deciding factor in how the drug is used. Perhaps with more experience it will become clearer whether Dr. Woltering's conjecture is correct or incorrect.
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