Medications for acromegaly
Treatment for acromegaly may include medications for several reasons:1,2
- If surgery is not possible
- To shrink a large tumour before surgery
- If growth hormone levels are still high after surgery
There are 3 main drug therapies available, and your doctor will discuss which is best for you. They will also monitor your treatment to make sure your symptoms are improving and that you are not experiencing too many side-effects.3
Endocrine Web. Medications for acromegaly. Available at:https://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/acromegaly/medications-acromegaly Last accessed September 2020.
NHS England. Acromegaly.https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/acromegaly/ Last accessed September 2020.
The Pituitary Society. Treatment of acromegaly. Available at:https://www.pituitarysociety.org/patient-education/pituitary-disorders/acromegaly/treatment-of-acromegaly Last accessed September 2020.