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Is there a medication to alleviate pancreatitis pain?

Is there a medication to alleviate pancreatitis pain?

Yes: Chronic pancreatitis pain my be helped with pancreatic enzyme suppliments. Acute pancreatitis pain generally requires narcotics for pain control. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


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Will taking certain medications cause pancreatitis?

Will taking certain medications cause pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis : Yes some medications can give pancreatitis. However we always like to rule out stone disease and alcohol. ...Read more

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If I need pain medications because I have acute pancreatitis, will I need to sign a pain contract?

Maybe: If you are in a hospitalized setting or need a small supply of narcotic meds, it is unlikely that you will need a contract, but it all depends on your prescribing physician. But if you need chronic pain meds, then it is highly likely to sign a contract. ...Read more

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I have pancreatitis caused by medication (prednisone 50mg) I would like to know what foods I can't eat and what foods I should eat. Thanks?

I have pancreatitis caused by medication (prednisone 50mg) I would like to know what foods I can't eat and what foods I should eat.  Thanks?

Protein: The pancreas is a large gland in your upper abdomen, behind your intestine and stomach, which produces enzymes to digest foods, particularly carbohydrate and fats. The two main enzymes are amylase and lipase, and levels of these two chemicals can be measured in your blood when you have pancreatitis. So to your question, a high protein diet may be the best choice when your pancreatitis is active. ...Read more

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I have recurrent acute pancreatitis am 19 will ANA profile test help.WILL MEDICATION GIVEN to me will change am taking creon and dietary food tablets?

I have recurrent acute pancreatitis am 19 will ANA profile test help.WILL MEDICATION GIVEN to me will change am taking creon and dietary food tablets?

More testing: An anti-nuclear antibody wouldn't be high on my list, but it might be time to check you for one of the genetic syndromes (trypsinogen mutation, cystic fibrosis variant) known to cause this. "Magic" food supplements won't help you. Hoping you can find the cause of this often very troublesome situation. ...Read more

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CHANCES of idiopathic chronic pancreatitis to vanish by taking medication from 2 months. As now only PAIN occurs rarely no vomiting and othr symptoms?

Leave but return: Zee, Chronic pancreatitis is a relapsing, remitting disease. It will go away, then return. How often you have flare ups depends on several factors: luck, how much alcohol you use, and what kind of foods you eat. Stick to low protein foods, NO alcohol, and hopefully your relapses will be few and far between. If you feel your pancreatitis is acting up, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How does Depakote cause Tardive Dyskinesia or prolonged QT? Also how rare is pancreatitis and liver failure while taking said medication?

How does Depakote cause Tardive Dyskinesia or prolonged QT?  Also how rare is pancreatitis and liver failure while taking said medication?

TD/LQT & Depakote?: TD is commonly caused with use of some antipsychotics & metoclopramide. Liver toxicity and pancreatitis may occur with Depakote, risk factors for liver toxicity include young age, severe seizures, mitochondrial disorders usually early on in therapy. Close monitoring at the onset of therapy with early detection of symptoms of liver and pancreatic disease will improve the safe use of Depakote. ...Read more