What Is Carcinoid Syndrome?

What is Carcinoid Syndrome?

Carcinoid Syndrome is a group of symptoms in people with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The symptoms are caused by too much serotonin in the gut.

Carcinoid Syndrome is caused by too much serotonin in the body Carcinoid Syndrome is caused by too much serotonin in the body
NEUROENDOCRINE TUMOR CELL

Some of the most common symptoms of Carcinoid Syndrome are diarrhea, facial flushing, and tissue fibrosis or heart valve damage. This can lead to carcinoid heart disease, which is a condition similar to heart failure in people with neuroendocrine tumors.

Carcinoid Syndrome can lead to debilitating diarrhea
Learn more about the causes of Carcinoid Syndrome diarrhea

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Important Safety Information and Indication

Important Safety Information and Indication

Important Safety Information

  • XERMELO may cause constipation which can be serious. You should stop taking XERMELO if severe constipation or severe, persistent, or worsening abdominal pain develops. Talk to your doctor if you have these symptoms
  • The most common side effects of XERMELO include nausea, headache, increase in hepatic enzymes, depression, flatulence, decreased appetite, swelling of your hands and feet, and fever
  • Talk to your doctor about all medicines you are taking as some may interact with XERMELO

Indication

XERMELO is a prescription pill, used along with somatostatin analog (SSA) therapy, for Carcinoid Syndrome diarrhea in adults who are not adequately controlled by SSA therapy.

For more information about XERMELO, talk to your doctor or see Full Prescribing Information.

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