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6.7 Other endocrine drugs

Growth hormone disorders

The primary treatment of acromegaly is usually pituitary surgery. Management and treatment requires specialist involvement.

Prescribing Notes

  • Refer to BNF Chapter 6 for drugs used in the management of growth hormone disorders.
  • See BNF Chapter 8 for the use of the somatostatin analogues (lanreotide, octreotide and pasireotide) .
  • A shared care guideline for lanreotide is available here.
  • A shared care guideline for octreotide is available here.