Secretin, (Synthetic, Porcine) Solution for injection

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.

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 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

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 if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

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

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.