Dumping Syndrome Medication

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: Rajan Kanth, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications.

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Hypoglycemic agents

Class Summary

Shown to be helpful for late dumping.

Acarbose (Precose, Prandase)

Lowers blood sugar by delaying GI absorption of carbohydrates. Decreases postprandial hyperglycemia.

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Antisecretory agents

Class Summary

These agents may improve morbidity.

Octreotide (Somatostatin)

Acts primarily on somatostatin receptor subtypes II and V. Inhibits growth hormone secretion and has a multitude of other endocrine and nonendocrine effects, including inhibition of insulin, glucagon, VIP, and GI peptides.

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