Human Secretin

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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
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available at this time.

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:


flushing (skin turns red and warm)

stomach area (abdominal) pain


For more detailed information about Human Secretin, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.