6.7.4 Growth hormone disorders
The primary treatment of acromegaly is usually pituitary surgery. Management and treatment requires specialist involvement.
- Refer to BNF chapter 6 for drugs used in the management of growth hormone disorders.
- See BNF chapter 8 for the use of somatostatin analogues (lanreotide, octreotide and pasoreotide).
- A shared care guideline for lanreotide is available here.
- A shared care guideline for octreotide is available here.