Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

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Year
: 1997  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--7

Vasoactive drugs in the management of acute variceal bleeding


Michel Beauchant 
 Hepatology Unit, BP 577 86021, CHU Poitiers, France

Correspondence Address:
Michel Beauchant
Hepatology Unit, BP 577 86021, CHU Poitiers
France

Several methods have been used to treat acute variceal hemorrhage. Sclerotherapy is the method of choice. The use of vasoactive drugs is popular despite unsatisfactory effect and systemic hemodynamic adverse effects. The recently introduced longacting somatostatin analogue, octreotide, is more effective and has no systemic adverse effects. It may be used while waiting for emergency sclerotherapy or in combination with sclerotherapy in patients with high risk of rebleeding.


How to cite this article:
Beauchant M. Vasoactive drugs in the management of acute variceal bleeding.Saudi J Gastroenterol 1997;3:3-7


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Beauchant M. Vasoactive drugs in the management of acute variceal bleeding. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 1997 [cited 2023 Feb 1 ];3:3-7
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