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6.7.4 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 somatostatin analogues (lanreotide, octreotide and pasoreotide).
  • A shared care guideline for lanreotide is available here.
  • A shared care guideline for octreotide is available here.