Medications


Secretin injection

What is this medicine?

SECRETIN (si KREE tin) is used as an aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders of the pancreas, stomach, and intestines.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is usually given by a healthcare professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • dizziness

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • slow, irregular heartbeat

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • flushing

  • nausea

  • stomach pain

  • sweating

What may interact with this medicine?

This medicine may interact with the following medications:

  • atropine

  • antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold

  • certain medicines for bladder problems like oxybutynin, tolterodine

  • certain medicines for stomach problems like dicyclomine, hyoscyamine

  • certain medicines for Parkinson's disease like benztropine, trihexyphenidyl

  • certain medicines for travel sickness like scopolamine

  • ipratropium

  • stomach acid blockers like cimetidine, famotidine, ranitidine, or omeprazole

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • eczema

  • liver disease

  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma

  • pancreatitis

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to secretin, pork, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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