Sunday, August 26, 2012

Q: ID service advise you to consider Octreotide for a patient with Aids related diarrhea. What is the dosing?

Answer: 100 to 500 mcg SC tid

Though evidence is weak but Octrotide has been used in AIDS related refractory chronic diarrhea. Octreotide is a candidate drug for the treatment of these patients as it inhibits gastrointestinal motility and increase the transit time.

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