Secretin (Injection) Therapy

What Are the Other Names for this Medication?

Secretin, injection, Chirhostim, SecreFlo. There may be other brand names for this medicine.

What is this Medicine Used for?

This medicine is given by injection (shots) to increase secretions of pancreatic juice or gastrin (a hormone) before procedures to diagnose:

  • Problems in your pancreas
  • Gastrinoma (a tumor that can cause ulcers)
  • Other conditions as determined by your health care provider

When this Medicine Should not Be Used:

You should not receive this medicine if you have had allergic reaction to secretin. You should not receive this medicine if you currently have pancreatitis.

What Should My Health Care Provider Know Before I Take this Medicine?

Tell Your Health Care Provider if You Have:

  • An allergy to any medicine
  • Asthma
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, recent bowel surgery
  • Liver disease
  • Drink alcohol on a daily basis
  • Had a vagotomy (surgery on the vagus nerve to reduce acid secretion in the stomach)

Tell Your Health Care Provider if You Are Using Medicines such as:

  • atropine, dicyclomine, glycopyrrolate, scopolamine, Bentyl®, Robinul®, or Transderm Scop®., other over the counter medicines, vitamins or herbal products.

Females of Childbearing Age:

  • Tell your health care provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby.
  • Do not breast-feed while taking this medicine without your health care provider’s approval.

Providing safe, quality patient care is our highest priority. To help ensure quality and safety, we ask that you do not bring young children with you to your appointments, as children are not allowed to accompany you during Imaging procedures. Staff is unable to monitor your child in your absence.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your provider.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO