Vapreotide Chemical formula
Synonyms: BMY-41606; RC-160; Vapreotida; Vapréotide; Vapreotidum. DPhenylalanylcysteinyl
Cyrillic synonym: Вапреотид.

Chemical information

Chemical formula: C57H70N12O9S2 = 1131.4.
CAS — 103222-11-3.
ATC — H01CB04.
ATC Vet — QH01CB04.


Vapreotide is a somatostatin analogue similar to octreotide (p.1803). It is under investigation in the management of various disorders, including bleeding oesophageal varices, gastrointestinal and pancreatic fistulas, acromegaly, carcinoid tumours, and for the prevention of postoperative complications following pancreatic surgery.
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Published October 07, 2018.