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It is used as an aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders of the pancreas, stomach, and intestines.
               



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What is this medicine?

SECRETIN (si KREE tin) is used as an aid in the diagnosis of certain disorders of the pancreas, stomach, and intestines.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • eczema
  • history of allergies
  • liver disease
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma
  • pancreatitis
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to secretin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is usually given by a healthcare professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • atropine
  • antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold
  • certain medicines for bladder problems like oxybutynin, tolterodine
  • certain medicines for stomach problems like dicyclomine, hyoscyamine
  • ipratropium
  • certain medicines for travel sickness like scopolamine
  • certain medicines for Parkinson's disease like benztropine, trihexyphenidyl

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be closely monitored while you are receiving this medicine.

The effects of the injection only last for a few minutes or less. Follow all instructions of your health care provider for before and after your test.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • dizziness
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • palpitations
  • slow, irregular heartbeat

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • abdominal cramps or discomfort
  • flushing
  • headache
  • nausea
  • sweating

               
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