Secretin is used to treat autism, schizophrenia, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Likely InEffective for
- Autism. Although some parents have reported an improvement in stomach and intestinal function, social and behavioral abilities, and language skills after single intravenous doses of secretin, high-quality clinical research shows that secretin does not work any better than placebo for improving symptoms of autism.
Insufficient Evidence for
- Swelling (inflammation) of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Some early research shows that secretin might help improve symptoms of chronic pancreatitis. But not all research agrees.
- Schizophrenia. Early research shows that secretin does not help people with schizophrenia.
- Intestinal ulcers.
- Digestive tract bleeding.
- Heart failure.
- Other conditions.
When given under the tongue: There isn't enough reliable information to know if secretin is safe or what the side effects might be.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When given under the tongue: There isn't enough reliable information to know if secretin is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if secretin is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for SECRETIN overview.
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