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6 Endocrine system
06-05-02 Posterior pituitary hormones

Terlipressin Glypressin®
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First choice for bleeding oesophageal varices. Administered by intermittent injection.
Also used for hepatorenal syndrome in patients with cirrhosis

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Argipressin
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Alternative choice for bleeding oesophageal varices. Administer infusion via a large vein (avoid extravasation as high risk of tissue necrosis)

Also supported for use in myomectomy - specialist use only
Link  Leicestershire Evaluation: Argipressin (Pitressin®) in Myomectomy
 

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Desmopressin acetate
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Amber traffic light for Diabetes Insipidus

Restricted Drug Green View adult BNF  View SPC online