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Symptoms and Treatments

 Treatment Action Most common side effects

GI Stimulants



Stimulate intestinal muscle contractions, may improve heartburn Abdominal cramping, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, drowsiness and tiredness (Metonia® only).

Octreotide acetate (Sandostatin®)

an injectable medication

Can be helpful in very
severe cases for improving
bowel motility
Diarrhea, abdominal cramping, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, anemia, constipation, headache, low heart rate, cardiac arrhythmias.

Scleroderma Medications Guide (Canada)