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Human Secretin®
Brand Name: Human Secretin®
Active Ingredient: human secretin

Strength(s): 16 Mcg/vial
Dosage Form(s): Injection
Company Name: ChiRhoClin, Inc
Availability: Prescription only
*Date Approved by the FDA: April 9, 2004

What is Human secretin used for?
Human secretin is a man-made hormone that is like the natural secretin made in your small intestine. Human secretin is used to
· help your pancreas release secretions, including bicarbonate, to aid in the diagnosis of a pancreases problem called pancreatic exocrine dysfunction
· help your stomach release a hormone called gastrin to aid in the diagnosis of a tumor in your (gastrinoma) in your pancreas or small intestine
· help your pancreas release secretions to help show certain areas of your intestine during a special x-ray test called an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Warnings with Human Secretin:
Human secretin may cause an allergic reaction. You should get a test dose of Human secretin to check for an allergic reaction before the full dose is given. A test dose is especially important if you have allergies or asthma.
General Precautions with Human secretin:
Human secretin may not work as well if you:
· have had a an operation called a vagotomy to lower the amount of acid in your stomach
· are taking certain medicines called anticholinergics
· have inflammatory bowel disease
People who have alcoholic or other liver disease may have a stronger reaction than others may to Human secretin.
Who should not use Human secretin?
Do not use Human secretin if you have acute pancreatitis.
What should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health care provider if you:
· are trying to become pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding
· have any allergies or have asthma
Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Some medicines may affect how Human secretin works.
What are some possible side effects of Human secretin? (This list is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Human secretin. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
Some common side effects with Human secretin include:
· nausea
· flushing (skin turns red and warm)
· stomach area (abdominal) pain
· vomiting
For more detailed information about Human Secretin, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.
Dated posted: 7/13/04

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