Safety of octreotide in hospitalized infants

Early Human Development • July 2015.

Testoni D, Hornik CP, Neely ML, Yang Q, McMahon AW, Clark RH, Smith PB; Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act — Pediatric Trials Network Administrative Core Committee.

Octreotide is used off-label in infants for treatment of chylothorax, congenital hyperinsulinism, and gastrointestinal bleeding. The safety profile of octreotide in hospitalized infants has not been described; we sought to fill this information gap.

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