Category: Esophageal Varices

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Vapreotide (Sanvar) is a synthetic somatostatin analog. It is used in the treatment of esophageal variceal bleeding in patients with cirrhotic liver disease and AIDS-related diarrhea.[1] It is an 8 residue peptide with sequence H-D-Phe-Cys(1)-Tyr-D-Trp-Lys-Val-Cys(1)-Trp-NH2. References ^ DrugBank DB04894 vteGH/IGF-1 axis signaling modulatorsGH(somatotropin) Agonists: Albusomatropin Bovine somatotropin Efpegsomatropin Eftansomatropin alfa Growth hormone Human placent...

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