Dumping Syndrome Medication

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: Rajan Kanth, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications.


Hypoglycemic agents

Class Summary

Shown to be helpful for late dumping.

Acarbose (Precose, Prandase)

Lowers blood sugar by delaying GI absorption of carbohydrates. Decreases postprandial hyperglycemia.


Antisecretory agents

Class Summary

These agents may improve morbidity.

Octreotide (Somatostatin)

Acts primarily on somatostatin receptor subtypes II and V. Inhibits growth hormone secretion and has a multitude of other endocrine and nonendocrine effects, including inhibition of insulin, glucagon, VIP, and GI peptides.