July 25, 2016

Secretin

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How does Secretin work?

Secretin is a hormone that is produced by the digestive tract. It stimulates the release of bicarbonate and water from the pancreas to aid digestion.

Are there safety concerns?

Secretin is available as a prescription product that is used intravenously. Intravenous products are safe when used appropriately. Common side effects of secretin include flushing of the face, neck, and chest immediately after a dose. Less common side effects are vomiting, diarrhea, fainting, blood clot, fever, and rapid heartbeat. Some people can have allergic reactions including hives, redness of the skin, and a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

There isn't enough information to know whether the under-the-tongue dosage form of secretin is safe to use.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of secretin during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Secretin.

The appropriate dose of secretin depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for secretin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.


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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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