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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

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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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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Are there a lot of drugs that can cause pancreatitis?

Are there a lot of drugs that can cause pancreatitis?

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. ...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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What diabetic oral drug doesn't have the side effect of pancreatitis as a side effect?

Acarbose?: The only oral hypoglycemic agent that isn't associated with pancreatitis as a common (known) side effect is acarbose, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. It can, however, cause a condition called pneumatosis cystoides. Just because a side effect is listed for a drug doesn't mean it will happen. Studies only give an approximate idea of how frequent it is & diabetes alone can cause it w/o drugs, so it's ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis are there any known drugs that can stop the enzymes from destroying the pancreas? In trials?

Chronic pancreatitis are there any known drugs that can stop the  enzymes from destroying the pancreas?  In trials?

Haven't heard of...: Haven't heard of a successful treatment to block the secretion or damaging effect of the pancreatic enzymes (the G.I. Specialists have tried some meds to decrease secretion on enzymes). ...Read more

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