A 25-year-old member asked:
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are there a lot of drugs that can cause pancreatitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: Many different drugs have been listed as possible causes of otherwise unexplained pancreatitis. A recent review article of this subject looked at the 100 most prescribed medications in the US and found that 44 of them have been implicated as possible causes of pancreatitis.
Answered on Aug 12, 2017
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Pancreatitis: Yes, however, you need to first to see a pancreas expert who will exclude other more common cause.
Answered on Mar 8, 2013

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