A Discussion on the Utility of Various Routes of Administration of Octreotide Acetate

Eugene A. Woltering MD FACS
The James D. Rives Professor of Surgery and Neurosciences
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans LA 70065

The drug octreotide acetate is part of a class of drugs know as somatostatin analogs (This class of drugs includes octreotide, lanreotide and most recently, vapreotide). All of these drugs can be given subcutaneously (SC), intravenously (pump-based therapy) or by depot injections of a slow release form of the compound (LAR).

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