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Secretin-Ferring Side Effects

Generic name: secretin

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 27, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about secretin. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Secretin-Ferring.

Applies to secretin: intravenous powder for solution.

Serious side effects of Secretin-Ferring

Along with its needed effects, secretin (the active ingredient contained in Secretin-Ferring) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Other side effects of Secretin-Ferring

Some side effects of secretin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

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For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to secretin: intravenous powder for injection.


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, mild pancreatitis, upset stomach, burning in stomach or abdomen, diarrhea, and a warm sensation in the abdomen.[Ref]


Cardiovascular side effects have included increased heart rate, faintness, hypotension, and slow heart rate (57 bpm).[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache, anxiety, numbness or tingling in extremities, possible seizure, and sedation.[Ref]


General side effects have included diaphoresis, clammy skin, increased oral secretions, and a warm sensation in the face.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included transient low O2 saturation and transient respiratory distress.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included abdominal rash.[Ref]

More about Secretin-Ferring (secretin)

Patient resources

Other brands

ChiRhoStim, Human Secretin, SecreFlo

Professional resources

Other brands


Related treatment guides


1. Product Information. SecreFlo (secretin). Repligen Corporation. 2008.

2. Product Information. ChiRhoStim (secretin). ChiRhoClin Inc. 2008.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.