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What type of diarrhea does Xermelo treat?

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on June 25, 2020.

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Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) is used for the treatment of carcinoid syndrome diarrhea in cancer patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (mNET). mNETs are abnormal growths that start in neuroendocrine cells found throughout the body. Xermelo targets the overproduction of serotonin inside mNET cells to lessen carcinoid syndrome diarrhea.

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