Secreflo is a synthetic formulation of the naturally occurring porcine hormone secretin.
As such, it is the first of its kind to receive FDA approval.
Since 1999, no secretin product of any kind has been available to patients in the United States, except through participation in clinical research.
|Secretin aids in following diagnoses:|
- Pancreatic dysfunction
Patients with pancreatic dysfunction are unable to digest food properly. Thick mucus obstructs the pancreas and prevents essential enzymes from breaking down food.
Left untreated, this condition can cause patients to become severely malnourished and dehydrated.
Secretin aids in confirming the diagnosis of pancreatic dysfunction by stimulating the pancreas to secrete pancreatic juice and bicarbonate that is used to measure the functioning of the pancreas.
Secretin aids in confirming the presence of a gastrinoma by stimulating the stomach to release a hormone called gastrin that is further tested to confirm the diagnosis.