Pancreatic Pseudocysts Medication

Updated: Dec 11, 2017
  • Author: Louis R Lambiase, MD, MHA; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

No medications are specific to the treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts. Antibiotics are an adjunct to drainage of infected pseudocysts. Octreotide can be useful as an adjunct to catheter drainage.


Somatostatin analogues

Class Summary

Used to reduce pancreatic exocrine secretion.

Octreotide (Sandostatin)

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